A passenger train smashed into a sedan that drove into its path in central Florida on Friday night, killing three people in the car, authorities said.
Two men and one woman died when the Amtrak train hit the car around 7 p.m. in Orlando, Florida Highway Patrol spokeswoman Sgt. Kim Miller said. A fourth passenger, 22-year-old Victor Carillo, was taken to the hospital in critical but stable condition.
Killed in the crash were 22-year-old driver Walter Martinez and 19-year-old passenger Cristina Rosa, authorities said. The other victim's identity wasn't immediately disclosed, pending family notification.
None of the 185 passengers or crew on Train 92 from Miami to New York were hurt, Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari said. The train was delayed more than two hours but continued.
The car drove past the crossing's lowered gates into the path of the train, the patrol said. The gates' flashing lights and bars were functioning properly.
The impact launched the car into the air, and it landed about 200 feet away near a warehouse parking lot. The vehicle smashed into a parked semi-tractor trailer and overturned.