3 killed as Amtrak train hits car in Northern California

Two adults and one child were taken to the hospital, while three were pronounced dead at the scene

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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 the hospital, and 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.

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An Amtrak train conductor walks towards the scene of the accident after colliding with a vehicle in Brentwood, Calif., on Sunday, June 26, 2022. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group via AP)

An Amtrak train conductor walks towards the scene of the accident after colliding with a vehicle in Brentwood, Calif., on Sunday, June 26, 2022. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group via AP) ((Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group via AP))

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

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The crash is under investigation.

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