2 women killed after train collides with car near Platteville

WELD COUNTY, Colo. -- Two women were killed when a train hit a car near Highway 85 and County Road 34 around 6 a.m. on Tuesday morning, the Platteville Police Department said.

The crossing when the collision happened as a stop sign but does not have crossing arms.

Officers said that a Nissan Altima collided with the train after it became stuck on the tracks while traveling east on County Road 34. Witnesses told police that the vehicle possibly ran the stop sign prior to becoming stuck.

Both women were pronounced dead on scene, police said.

Weld County Road 34 was closed in the area while authorities investigate just north of Platteville.

Authorities are investigating.

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