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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
An investigator takes pictures of a mangled truck as it lies in the water after colliding with a train in Northern California on Thursday. Authorities say a woman floating on a Delta canal was seriously hurt when an Amtrak train struck the pickup and knocked it into the water. (Dan Rosenstrauch / Associated Press)

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.

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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 woman on the raft were airlifted to a hospital, Kent said.

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