June 27 (UPI) — An Amtrak train and a passenger car collided near a Northern California town, resulting in the deaths of three people, authorities said.
The crash occurred Sunday at around 1 p.m. when the car collided with the train at a junction where the road meets the rails near the 3srcsrcsrc block of Orwood Road, in Brentwood, according to the East Contra Coast Fire District, KRON-TV reported. Brentwood is located about 6src miles east of San Francisco.
The fire department said the three people, whose identities were not revealed, were pronounced dead at the scene.
Steve Aubert, a fire marshal with the East Contract Fire District, told The Press that the three deceased were in the car with two at least two others, including a child, who suffered major injuries and were transported to the John Muir Medical Center.
A spokeswoman with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company told The New York Times in a email that “approximately” five people were injured in the incident. None of those injured were on the train.