Tow truck, train collide in Wash.; minor injuries

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KENT, Wash. (AP) -- Police in Kent, Wash., say a southbound passenger train collided with a tow truck at a railroad crossing, causing minor injuries to the tow truck driver.

Sgt. Jarod Kasner said police are investigating the Tuesday evening crash in downtown Kent. He says witnesses reported seeing the tow truck bypass the lowering traffic control gates at the intersection and continue into the crossing as the train approached.

Responding officers found a 46-year-old Auburn man with minor injuries.

Kasner says the Smith Street rail crossing is equipped with large, light-reflective gates, as well as red flashing signals and audible bells.