FRESNO (CBS/AP) – Authorities say four people are dead and one other injured after their vehicle drove into the path of a freight train in Fresno.

California Highway Patrol officer Scott Jobinger said a car carrying five people drove onto the tracks and was broadsided by the train early Monday.

Jobinger said the Union Pacific train was traveling at about 40 miles an hour and was sounding its horns and had its headlights on around 1:45 a.m.

The dead victims include two 20-year-olds, a 21-year old and an 18-year-old. Their names have not been released.

Jobinger says a fifth passenger, 20-year-old, was transported to the hospital with major injuries.

Investigators said it is immediately not known why the collision occurred or whether drugs or alcohol were factors.


(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Watch & Listen LIVE