FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The Fresno County coroner's office has identified the four young people who died after their vehicle drove into the path of a freight train in Fresno.
The victims, whose names were released on Tuesday, include 19-year-old Michaela Smith of Sanger and 18-year-old Angelina Velasquez, 20-year-old Ruben Fernandez and 21-year-old David Alonzo, Jr., all from Fresno.
The four died at about 2 a.m. on Monday after Smith drove the car onto the tracks and it was broadsided by the train.
A fifth passenger, 20-year-old Alexandra Sanchez of Fresno, remains in the hospital in serious condition.
Authorities said the Union Pacific train was sounding its horns and had its headlights on.
Investigators say it's unclear why the collision occurred. They say drugs or alcohol are not believed to be factors.
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