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Pickup hit by train strikes woman floating on raft in Delta waterway; 2 injured

Pickup hit by train strikes woman floating on raft in Delta waterway; 2 injured

Two people were hospitalized after a pickup truck was struck by a train and went into a Northern California waterway, striking a woman floating on a raft.  A pickup truck was on an Amtrak train crossing when it was struck by the train around 2:45 p.m. Thursday in Contra Costa County. The truck and the jet ski it was pulling on a trailer careened into a Delta canal, where it hit the woman on the raft, said Lena Kent, a spokeswoman for BNSF Railway, which is investigating the crash. The train operates between Bakersfield and Oakland, Amtrak spokeswoman Vernae Graham said. None of the passengers or crew members was injured, she said.  The truck driver, a man, and the...

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