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4 Dead after car drives into path of freight train

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Police officers examine the scene of an accident in Fresno, Calif., on Monday, August 19, 2013 Police officers examine the scene of an accident in Fresno, Calif., on Monday, August 19, 2013

FRESNO, CALIF. (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 says 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 say it is immediately not known why the collision occurred or whether drugs or alcohol were factors.

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