California woman, child dead after Amtrak train hits SUV

Fire officials say a woman and child are dead after an Amtrak train collided with an SUV in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Television news footage of the crash scene in San Leandro showed the front of the SUV crushed beneath the train. Alameda County fire spokeswoman Aisha Knowles says firefighters responded to the scene around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday for a report of a train crash with people trapped in the vehicle.

They confirmed the two deaths when they arrived at the scene.

Amtrak spokeswoman Vernae Graham says the crash occurred at a railroad crossing, though she did not know whether the arms were down or not. Graham says there were 39 passengers on the train, which was bound for Sacramento from San Jose. None of them was injured.