Three Austell residents were killed Friday night when an Amtrak train collided with their car in Toccoa, police said.The wreck happened around 9:45 p.m. when the northbound train collided with the car outside a subdivision on Grant Smith Road in Toccoa.All three people in the car were killed when the train T-boned the 2008 Mazda, according to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley. Shirley told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the car was attempting to go through an unprotected railroad crossing that was marked only with a stop sign.
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A pedestrian struck by a train in downtown Acworth Monday night has died, police said.
The man, whose name was not released, was transported to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital, where he later died of his injuries, Acworth police Capt. Mark Cheatham told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say three people were crushed to death by steel beams inside a train car. A fourth person was taken to a hospital with injuries.
Mobile Fire Rescue employee Steve Huffman says the three people were killed when a load in a rail car shifted shortly before 6 a.m. Tuesday at the CSX rail yard in Mobile.
Authorities believe the people were transients who were sleeping in the railcar at the time. He said they were crushed when the load of beams shifted. The injured person was taken to University of South Alabama Medical Center.
RANCHO CUCAMONGA – A train struck and killed a 40-year-old man in the pre-dawn hours of Monday.
The collision between the Metrolink train and the pedestrian occurred at 4:32 a.m. between Baker and Grove avenues, along Eighth Street, delaying morning commuter trains on the San Bernardino Line, Metrolink officials said.
Allan Paul Fajardo of Azusa was pronounced dead at the scene, San Bernardino County coroner’s officials said.
“There is no sign of foul play,” said sheriff’s San Bernardino County sheriff’s spokeswoman Jodi Miller.
A death investigation is being conducted by the Rancho Cucamonga sheriff’s station.
Train 301 left San Bernardino at 4:06 a.m. for Los Angeles before striking the pedestrian.
After the incident, the train was finally released by the San Bernardino County coroner at 7:30 a.m. allowing it to continue to Los Angeles Union Station, Metrolink spokesman Scott Johnson said.
“While an incident occurs, an investigation into it is done, and from 4:32a.m. until 8:21a.m., no trains were able to pass through there,” Johnson said.
A second train – Train 303 – from San Bernardino was stopped at Rancho Cucamonga’s Metrolink station.
“Those pedestrians returned to San Bernardino, picked up additional passengers and took a freightliner that is not a part of our system but does go into L.A. Union Station. (They) were able to bypass the incident site but were unable to pick up any additional passengers on the San Bernardino line,” Johnson said.
A woman struck and killed by a CSX train in College Park was identified Thursday as a 63-year-old East Point woman, Channel 2 Action News reported.
The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office identified the victim as Francisca Ekame.
Witnesses told police Ekame was crossing the tracks at Main Street as the freight train approached about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.