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Collision between train and car kills 2 people in Birmingham

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BIRMINGHAM, AL -

Two people were killed when a car collided with an Amtrak train in Birmingham.

The accident happened just after 12 p.m. Sunday at the Harrison Avenue and 17th Way Southeast train crossing in the West End of Birmingham. Authorities say a car was attempting to cross the railroad tracks as the Amtrak train was approaching. The car and train then collided.

The Jefferson County Coroner's Office identifies the victims as Consuelo Laverne Gurley, 40, of Birmingham, and Michael Shereef Earskin, Jr., 12, of Birmingham.

They both died on the scene.

An Amtrak spokesman said the train was traveling between New York and New Orleans. There were 83 passengers on board the train at the time of the accident. None of those passengers were injured.

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