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Child killed when train hits minivan outside holiday display

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Posted at 9:25 AM, Dec 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-02 13:36:02-05

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A 5-year-old boy was killed when a minivan was struck by a train while a family was waiting to enter a drive-through Christmas lights display in central California. Police say the van with four people inside was stopped at an intersection in Fresno when it was hit by an Amtrak train Tuesday evening. Investigators are trying to determine how the vehicle got stuck on the tracks and whether the railroad crossing gate was operating correctly. At the time of the crash there was a long line of cars waiting to enter Christmas Tree Lane.