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Amtrak train collides with car, killing 3 people

June 27 (UPI) -- An Amtrak train and a passenger car collided near a Northern California town, resulting in the deaths of three people, authorities said.

The crash occurred Sunday at around 1 p.m. when the car collided with the train at a junction where the road meets the rails near the 3000 block of Orwood Road, in Brentwood, according to the East Contra Coast Fire District, KRON-TV reported. Brentwood is located about 60 miles east of San Francisco.

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The fire department said the three people, whose identities were not revealed, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Steve Aubert, a fire marshal with the East Contract Fire District, told The Press that the three deceased were in the car with two at least two others, including a child, who suffered major injuries and were transported to the John Muir Medical Center.

A spokeswoman with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company told The New York Times in a email that "approximately" five people were injured in the incident. None of those injured were on the train.

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