2 killed in NC as car pulls onto tracks ahead of Amtrak train headed from Charlotte to NYCBy AP
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
2 killed in NC as Amtrak train hits car
EFLAND, N.C. — Two people are dead and a baby is in the hospital after an Amtrak train hit a car at a North Carolina railroad crossing
Authorities said the car was crossing tracks Tuesday morning in Efland, about 40 miles northwest of Raleigh.
Highway Patrol spokesman Sgt. Jeff Gordon said the woman driving was killed along with a 5-year-old boy. A 3-month-old girl was pulled from the wreckage and taken to University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill. There was no immediate word on her condition.
Amtrak spokeswoman Tracy Connell in Washington said none of the 215 passengers on the Carolinian were hurt. She said the train was headed to New York from Charlotte and would likely be delayed for more than two hours.
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