Train, car collide in Colorado: 6 killed

Train, car collide in Colorado: 6 killed
Train, car collide in Colorado: 6 killed

Freight train collided with a sport utility vehicle in Colorado, killing six migrant workers, authorities said.

The victims were all from southern Texas and had been in the area at least a week looking for work, police said. Some had worked at an onion farm.

The collision happened Thursday at a spot where rail tracks cross a county road that cuts through fields. A railway spokeswoman, Lena Kent, said the crossing is marked by signs but no lights or gates.

Five of the laborers died at the scene, and another died after being flown to a Denver hospital. Coroner Joe Giadone said they died of massive trauma. The driver of the vehicle, a 15-year-old boy, was in critical condition.

Granada, a town of 640 people, is about 270 kilometers (170 miles) southeast of Denver, reports the AP.

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