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Drunk driving crash involving train sends one to the hospital

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The driver of this car was arrested for DUI. The driver of this car was arrested for DUI.
MEDICAL LAKE, Wash. -

One person is in the hospital and another is in jail after a crash involving a train and two cars near Medical Lake Tuesday.

The crash happened around 8 o'clock Tuesday night near Highway 902 and Craig Road. Troopers with the Washington State Patrol say a white SUV was coming to a stop at a marked train crossing when they were rear-ended by a blue car. The SUV was forced off the road and rolled down a small embankment. The blue car came to rest on the railroad tracks and was hit by an oncoming train that was traveling under 20 mph.

The driver of the blue car was checked out and arrested for DUI.

The driver of the SUV was taken to the hospital with minor injuries and is expected to be OK.

The road was expected to be closed for a few more hours while detectives continue to process the crash scene. Troopers say the crossing arms were down and lights were flashing a the time of the crash, which remains under investigation 

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