PIERSON, Fla. – Volusia County Fire Rescue is investigating a fatal crash involving a train and a vehicle Friday afternoon.
Florida Highway Patrol said the 2002 GMC pickup truck was driving at U.S. 17 and Turkey Shoot Road when it pulled into the direct path of the Amtrak train and was struck on the passenger side of the vehicle.
The female driver was ejected from the vehicle when the train hit the car and died, according to fire officials.
The train had passengers on it when the crash occurred. No Amtrak passengers were injured in the crash, officials said.
Fire Rescue said it contacted Amtrak to have them stop all Amtrak trains from running in the area.
Local 6 has learned the woman killed in the crash is a mother of two young children.