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.
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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