Crazy Video Two Killed After Train Slams Into Car in Kentucky
Two people were killed and two were injured after a freight train slammed into a car in Louisville, Kentucky, on Saturday.
Video of the horrific incident captured by a witness shows the car driving over the railroad tracks right before getting hit by the train.
Police say the intersection’s flashing lights and sounds were activated to alert drivers of the approaching train.
The train hit the passenger's side of the vehicle, killing both people riding on that side.
Police say the driver of the white Toyota Camry and another passenger who was sitting behind the driver are in critical condition at the University of Louisville Hospital.
Ben Jackey, a spokesman for Jefferson County Public Schools, said all four were JCPS students.
The Jefferson County Coroner's Office identified the deceased as Suk Man Rai, 19, and Chita Chuwan, 16. Both died at the scene of blunt force injuries suffered in the crash.
"We pray for our brothers who we lost in that tragic train accident," said Tara Khadka, a friend of both men. "We hope their souls will rest in peace."
The collision occurred at a railroad crossing near the intersection of Bardstown Road and Buechel Bank Road, according to dispatchers. Police said the car ran a signal and crossed into the path of the train, which was traveling at track speed.
"It was the most devastating thing I've ever seen in my life," Logan Bennet, a witness to the accident, told WAVE.
Police estimate that the car was pushed down the tracks for at least a mile before the train was able to come to a complete stop.
WARNING GRAPHIC: here is the video witnesses captured pic.twitter.com/voGMXYBlSO
— Kasey Cunningham (@KaseyNEWS) March 14, 2015
Below is an alternate view of the horrific crash.
WARNING: The video contains graphic content and language.
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