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Associated Press - July 16, 2007 4:53 PM ET

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - Police in central Florida say at least one person has died after an Amtrak train struck a car at a railroad crossing.

Police say more casualties are possible. But police say there are no injuries on the train, and no one has been taken to the hospital.

An Amtrak spokeswoman says the train, called the Silver Star, was on its way from Miami to New York with 161 passengers aboard. The train had stopped in Tampa before the accident in Lakeland.

She says the authorized speed for the train in that area was 79 miles-per-hour, although she doesn't know how fast it was going when it struck the car.

No word on what caused the crash.

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