Two adults killed and three children hospitalized after train plows into car in horror crash | The Sun

A CRASH involving a train killed two adults and sent three children to a hospital on Friday morning.

The crash happened on a highway a few miles south of Leming, Texas.

The children’s ages are six, five and one and they were all taken to University Hospital, however, the extent of their injuries is unknown.

According to Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward, the children were airlifted to the hospital.

The deceased have not been identified to the public as of yet, but they are confirmed to be the parents of the three children.

The Union Pacific train was traveling southbound when it collided with the vehicle around 7.15am.

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The train crew was not hurt in the collision, according to Union Pacific and it seems the only fatalities were in the vehicle.

It’s not clear why the vehicle was in the past of the train, said Sheriff Soward.

The Texas Department of Public Safety is leading the investigation into the incident.

"The incident has been cleared from our tracks and our trains resumed normal operations around 7pm," said Union Pacific to The Sun.

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Just a few days before, four people were killed and approximately 150 others were injured when an Amtrak train slammed into a dump truck at a Missouri crossing

The horror collision caused eight rail cars and two locomotives to derail as 275 passengers were on board, according to Amtrak.

Missouri State Highway Patrol Lt Eric Brown said investigators continued to survey the wreckage near Mendon late Monday after the crash happened at 12.42pm local time.

On Tuesday, the MSHP updated the death toll to four, including three rail passengers and the truck driver.

The victims of the horrific incident have been identified as Rochelle Cook, 58, Kim Holsapple, 56, both from Kansas; Binh Pham, 82, from Missouri and truck driver Billy Barton II, 54, also from Missouri.

Officials said approximately 150 people were transported to 10 area hospitals for injuries ranging from minor to severe.

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