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Emergency responders inspect a car that was struck at the Ponderosa Parkway crossing in Flagstaff.

A car being towed by a motorhome was struck by a BNSF train on Tuesday at the Ponderosa Parkway railroad crossing in Flagstaff.

According to an eyewitness, the accident occurred about 5:30 p.m. when the motorhome driver apparently misjudged the distance between the tracks and the back of his towed car as he stopped in a line of vehicles at the Route 66 light.

The car had no occupants and no injuries were reported. The crossing was closed until the car could be safely removed from the tracks. 

Flagstaff Police Sgt. Cory Runge said the driver of the RV was from out of town and visiting the area. The man was cited for failure to obey a traffic device.

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