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Officials: 3 dead after train-truck collision in Mississippi

The remains of a pickup truck that collided with Amtrak's "City of New Orleans" passenger train in Flora, Miss., is removed Wednesday night, May 18, 2016. The Madison County Sheriff's Office confirmed the evening accident, but would not confirm any deaths, saying the Flora Police Department is investigating. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
May 18, 2016 - 11:18 PM

FLORA, Miss. - Authorities say a father and two children were killed instantly when their pickup truck and an Amtrak train collided in a small Mississippi town.

Amtrak spokeswoman Christina Leeds said in a statement the Chicago-bound train hit the vehicle around 6:11 p.m. Wednesday. The collision happened in Flora, about 25 miles northwest of Jackson.

Madison County Coroner Alex Breeland tells The Clarion-Ledger a 35-year-old man and his two children, ages 7 and 1, died instantly of blunt-force trauma.

Breeland says the man and 7-year-old were wearing seat belts and the younger child was in a car seat.

Leeds says there were no injuries to the crew or the 127 passengers aboard.

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