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California Amtrak crash: Three dead after train on railroad tracks hit car

A four-door sedan was on the tracks near Brentwood, Calif., Sunday afternoon when it was struck by an oncoming Amtrak passenger train, then carrying 80 passengers

Three people were killed when the train struck the car on Sunday afternoon
Three people were killed when the train struck the car on Sunday afternoon

Three people were killed when an Amtrak train collided with a car near Brentwood, California on Sunday afternoon.

The fatal collision happened around 1 p.m. near the intersection of Orwood Road and Bixler Road, the California Highway Patrol reported.

The vehicle, a four-door sedan, was on the tracks at the time of impact and came to a stop about 60 feet away.

Tragically, there were at least three reported deaths among the passengers in the car.

Two people were seriously injured in the accident, reportedly including a child, who were taken to John Muir Medical Center, according to ABC News.







The vehicle was lying on the tracks when it crashed and came to a stop about 60 meters away
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According to local reports, at least two bodies were seen lying on a gravel embankment about 25 feet from the vehicle.

The five-car Amtrak passenger train was seen about a quarter mile from the scene of the accident.

Officials say there were 80 passengers on the train at the time of the collision, but no one was injured.







The five-car Amtrak passenger train was seen about a quarter mile from the scene of the accident
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The crash is being investigated and more details will be announced.

East Contra Costa Fire Department officers have been called to the same railroad crossing twice in the past year because there is no traffic warden there, reports said.

Amtrak is a rail passenger service that provides medium and long-distance intercity rail service throughout the United States and Canada.







Amtrak is a rail passenger service serving the United States and Canada
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