Trains crash into truck on tracks, killing 3 people

Two commuter trains outside of New York City with more than 800 people onboard slammed into a truck that tried to drive around the railroad crossing, according to investigators.
1:20 | 02/27/19

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Now to that deadly train crash outside New York City. Three killed after two trains slammed into a truck on the track and whit Johnson has details. Reporter: Overnight a deadly collision. Two commuter trains slamming into a truck on the tracks on New York's Long Island. They have multiple people in the train. Reporter: More than 800 people on board those trains which can travel up to 80 miles per hour. We felt a thud. A really hard thud and then the brakes just snapped. Reporter: You can see the mangled mess of what is a left of the truck, all three people inside killed. Witnesses say the vehicle tried driving around the railroad crossing Gates when it was hit by one train, another traveling in the opposite direction striking it again. The vehicle was pushed westbound and that's when the front two cars of the westbound train came off the rails. Reporter: First responders on the scene within minutes. A full department response. Reporter: Passengers helping each other off the train, some on stretchers. This image capturing the damage inside the train. One of the trains then slamming into a nearby station after coming off the rails. Parts of the concrete platform left in pieces. Nine people on board those trains were taken to nearby hospitals with nonlife-threatening injuries. Cecilia. Okay, whit, thank you.

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