Two Killed When Amtrak Train Collides with Car in California

KGO-TV(SAN LEANDRO, Calif.) -- Two people were killed when an Amtrak train collided with a car in Northern California on Tuesday, the Alameda County Fire Department said.

The crash occurred in San Leandro, a city on the eastern shore of the San Francisco Bay, according to the fire department. The Amtrak Capitol Corridor train 532, which operates between San Jose and Sacramento, was heading east when it struck the car, Amtrak Spokesperson Vernae Graham said in a statement.

None of the 39 passengers on board were injured, Graham said. They were transferred to a bus, where they will reconnect to another train and continue to their destination.

Amtrak is investigating the position of the railroad crossing gates at the time of the accident. It is unclear whether they were raised or how fast the train was traveling.

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