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Van's driver hospitalized after collision with train in Tempe

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(Source: CBS 5 News) Tempe police say a woman drove this minivan around the crossing gates and was hit by a freight train. (Source: CBS 5 News) Tempe police say a woman drove this minivan around the crossing gates and was hit by a freight train.
(Source: CBS 5 News) A Tempe police cruiser sits at the crossing where a train and minivan collided Wednesday morning. (Source: CBS 5 News) A Tempe police cruiser sits at the crossing where a train and minivan collided Wednesday morning.
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TEMPE, AZ (CBS5) -

A freight train struck a minivan at a Tempe crossing, injuring the van's driver and shutting down traffic on a major city street Thursday morning.

Tempe police said the van was struck about 7:30 a.m. near the intersection of University Drive and Farmer Avenue. Police closed off University to all east and westbound traffic at Farmer Avenue.

Police said the driver of the minivan drove around the crossing gates before being struck. They said she was taken to a nearby hospital and was expected to survive.

No other information was immediately available.

Stay with cbs5az.com and CBS 5 News as this story develops.

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