Two folks have been killed Saturday evening in Houston after their automobile crashed into an Amtrak prepare when the driving force of the automobile tried to beat the prepare at a railroad crossing, police stated.
The crash occurred at round 8 p.m. native time at Beaumont Highway and Van Hut Lane, when the driving force of the Chrysler 300 drove across the crossing arms that signaled the approaching prepare, in response to an announcement from the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, which additionally notes that flashing purple lights and a bell have been activated on the crossing to point the prepare’s arrival.
On impression with the prepare, the automobile engulfed in flames and the driving force and passenger of the automobile have been ejected, police stated. Both have been pronounced lifeless on the scene, in response to police.
Two passengers on the Amtrak prepare have been transported to an area hospital, in response to Amtrak spokesperson Kimberly Woods.
The prepare, which was touring from New Orleans to Los Angeles, had 81 passengers onboard on the time of the crash, stated Woods, who added that the prepare remained upright and intact on the rails following the crash.
Amtrak is working with the Vehicle Crimes Division of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office to research the crash, in response to Woods and an announcement from the sheriff’s workplace.