Car hit by train in Genesee County

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VILLAGE OF CORFU, N.Y. (WIVB)- The Genesee County Sheriff’s office says no one was hurt after a train hit a car in the Village of Corfu.

According to Corfu police, Brendan M. Kotarski, 27 of Oakfield was leaving a concert at Darien Lake in heavy traffic when he decided to drive across the railroad tracks in his pickup truck on Depot Street directly onto an oncoming train behind the lumber yard.

Around 12:30 a.m. Sunday morning Kotarski got stuck on the tracks just before a freight train came through the crossing. He and the passenger in the truck were able to leave the scene.

Police say the vehicle was badly damaged.

Kotarski was arrested and charged with several crimes including driving while intoxicated and reckless endangerment. He will appear in court in September.

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