1 killed in crash involving car and train in Johnston County

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One person died in a crash between a train and a car in Johnston County.

BENSON, N.C. (WTVD) -- One person died in a crash between a train and a car in Johnston County.

The crash happened on Raleigh Road at Highway 301 before 6 p.m. Friday. Officials say the driver of a Honda Accord, Christopher Ray Valdez, 27, went through the railroad crossing arms and hit a freight train traveling north.

Raleigh Road was closed for more than 3 hours while officers investigated.

Law enforcement has not released any further details about the crash.