2 killed when car and train collide in Denver on Tuesday night

DENVER - Two people were killed when a car and a train collided in Denver on Tuesday night.

The collision happened about 8:47 p.m. at West Bayaud Avenue and South Kalamath Street near Interstate 25.

After an initial investigation, it appeared the driver of the car was going at a high rate of speed and went through a crossing arm into the side of the train, said Denver Police Sgt. Brian Conover.

Conover said the train kept going, but police were working with BNSF Railway and Union Pacific to track it down.
"The bottom line is we need to know what train it was, but there is going to be very little evidence on the train. The train didn't even feel this happen. Anytime this happens, the train wins," said Conover.
Police shut down the intersection to investigate the accident.
Police have not identified the victims. One victim was described as a man in his 30s or 40s. Police had no description for the other victim.


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