DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. -- Two people were killed after a train and car collided in the 8500 block of Highway 85 on Tuesday afternoon, officials said.
South Metro Fire Rescue first tweeted about the incident around 1 p.m.
Officials said the crash happened as a vehicle was leaving a salvage yard near the town of Louviers, which is on Highway 85 between Roxborough Park and Castle Rock. It is unknown why the vehicle was stopped on the tracks.
Authorities added that the trains in the area go 45 miles per hour and that there is evidence the train sounded its horn.
What we know: Two people killed in vehicle after it was struck by train. Coroner’s office working on identifying them. Don’t know yet if it was a mechanical failure or “try to beat the train.” #KDVR pic.twitter.com/sTEiyv6cY4
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