Amtrak Train and Car Collide at Market Avenue and Soto Street Killing 3 Richmond Residents
RICHMOND, CA (October 28, 2019) – Three people died in a train accident early Monday morning in Richmond, authorities said.
The fatal crash happened around 1:00 a.m. at the intersection of Market Avenue and Soto Street.
According to the California Highway Patrol, a car with three people inside had collided with an Amtrak passenger train. As a result, all three occupants in the car were pronounced dead at the scene.
The Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office identified the victims as 30-year-old Whitney Pearl, 30-year-old Jose Torres Jr. and 58-year-old Robert Taylor. All were Richmond residents.
CHP officials say the car was in motion at the time of the crash. Both the train’s controls and railroad track signals appeared to be working properly.
Further investigation of this crash is underway.
We would like to extend our sincere sympathies to the families and friends of Whitney Pearl, Jose Torres and Robert Taylor.
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