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3 killed as Amtrak train hits car in Northern California

BRENTWOOD, Calif. — Three people were killed Sunday afternoon when an Amtrak commuter train smashed into a car ín Northern California, authorities said.

The crash occurred at around 1 p.m. in Brentwood, about an hour’s drive southeast of San Francisco, the California Highway Patrol reported.

Three people died at the scene. Two adults and a child were taken to hospitals but there was no immediate word on their conditions, KRON-TV reported.

The victims were inside the four-door sedan when it was struck. The car came to rest about 60 feet away from the tracks.

There were 80 people aboard the Amtrak train but nobody was hurt, officials said.

The crash was under investigation.

An Amtrak train conductor walks towards the scene of the accident after colliding with a vehicle in Brentwood, Calif.
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A vehicle is damaged after colliding with an Amtrak train in Brentwood, Calif.
A vehicle is damaged after colliding with an Amtrak train in Brentwood, Calif.
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Contra Costa Sheriff deputies investigate the scene after an Amtrak train collided with a vehicle in Brentwood, Calif.
Contra Costa Sheriff deputies investigate the scene after an Amtrak train collided with a vehicle in Brentwood, Calif.
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