2 dead after crash involving Amtrak train, van in Fresno County

Two people were killed in a crash involving an Amtrak train and a van in Fresno County on Wednesday, June 10, 2015. (#abc30insider Christopher Child)

Authorities are investigating a deadly crash involving an Amtrak train and a van in Fresno County. The crash happened around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday near Conejo and Peach avenues.

The California Highway Patrol has confirmed that two men were killed. Officers say both men were riding in the van, when it attempted to cross the train tracks and was hit by the train.

An Amtrak spokesperson says the train, 702 San Joaquin, left from Sacramento and was headed to Bakersfield with a stop in Hanford scheduled. The train was delayed for a few hours before continuing to the South Valley.

A vehicle burns after an Amtrak train crashed into it in Fresno County on Wednesday, June 10, 2015.


The CHP says none of the 181 passengers on board was hurt in the crash, but investigators were checking the area to make sure no one else was in the van who may have been ejected during the collision.

The cause of the crash is unclear at this point. Some roadways in the area are shut down as the investigation continues.

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View from aboard an Amtrak train following a double fatal crash in Fresno County on Wednesday, June 10, 2015.


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