5 people killed in Colorado Amtrak crash

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TRINIDAD, Colo. – Five people were killed when a train crashed into a van in Colorado on Sunday, authorities said.

The van’s right side was hit after it failed to yield the right of way to the train, Colorado State Patrol said in a news release.

The driver and four passengers were killed. One occupant was airlifted to Denver Hospital with injuries police described as serious.

Amtrak officials said there were 286 passengers on the train and none of the crew or passengers were injured.

Authorities said the van was not stopped on the railroad tracks.

The crash happened about three miles north of Trinidad, Colorado.