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    HOUSTON -- Three teens died late Wednesday after their car went through railroad crossing arms, collided with an Amtrak train and caught fire, deputies said.

    Harris County sheriff's deputies said the driver tried to cross in front of a passenger train along Beaumont Highway at C.E. King Parkway at about 11 p.m.

    Investigators said the engineer sounded the train's horn and applied its emergency brakes, but was not able to avoid hitting the car.

    "The three occupants in the vehicle, two Hispanic males and one Hispanic female, were found to have no signs of life here on the scene," Lt. Daryl Coleman said.

    Witnesses told detectives that the driver went to extreme measures to try to beat the train.

    "According to witnesses, as well as the engineer on the train, the driver of the vehicle disregarded the railroad warnings and went through the railroad arms," Coleman said.

    The train hit the passenger side of the car and pushed it about 2,000 feet down the tracks before the car caught fire.

    "The engineer observed that the vehicle had caught fire and attempted to back the train away from the car," Coleman said. "He could not back it away. It actually drug the car back some distance, maybe 100, 150 feet, at which time he stopped, exited the train."

    The engineer put the fire out with an extinguisher carried on board the train.

    Union Pacific crews separated the car from the train.

    The 66 passengers on board the train had no idea what had happened.

    "None of them saw anything, heard anything or felt anything," Coleman said.

    None of the passengers or crew on board the train was injured.

    The train originated in Los Angeles and was destined for New Orleans. The train continued on its trip after a four-hour investigation.

    Investigators are working to determine how fast the train was traveling at the time of the wreck. The legal limit on the tracks is 70 mph.
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    First one to make an illegal immigrant joke gets a punch in the head.




    Dumbass jokes are acceptable.
    Also, Van Halen-trainwreck comparisons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullwinkle View Post
    Dumbass jokes are acceptable.
    Also, Van Halen-trainwreck comparisons.
    Afraid not, bro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullwinkle View Post
    First one to make an illegal immigrant joke gets a punch in the head.

    Dumbass jokes are acceptable.
    Also, Van Halen-trainwreck comparisons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chefcraig View Post
    Afraid not, bro.

    Fair enough. You're a gentleman.

    But still...
    "According to witnesses, as well as the engineer on the train, the driver of the vehicle disregarded the railroad warnings and went through the railroad arms," Coleman said."



    We're getting into dumbass territory there in my book.

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    That sounds a lot like this train vs. car video looks. Talk about going out of your way, check out how they go around the car in front of them in the intersection and around the crossing gate....

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    What a senseless tragedy for these teens.
    RIP - Classic Van Halen

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    And there was the basketball player that lost a fight with a train down there as well.

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    My uncle is an train engineer. He used to do seminars at high schools, etc. on auto train safety (put simply- dont try to beat a train). As far as I know, he hasn't had anything that gruesome happen to him on the job, but I imagine it's got to be in the back of ones mind all the time while working.
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    How stupid does one need to be to try and race a train across tracks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeoHalen View Post
    How stupid does one need to be to try and race a train across tracks?
    or impatient? it's not like Amtrack trains are all that long---you're not gonna be sitting there for 10min waiting on it to pass like you would a freight train.
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    No kidding, KT.

    I'm sure one of the driver's friends dared him to do it, or something stupid like that.
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