Cops: 2 die as car on tracks hit by train

The car struck by an out-of-service Long Island

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The car struck by an out-of-service Long Island Rail Road passenger train in Brentwood went around lowered crossing gates moments before the fiery crash Tuesday morning that killed the car's two occupants, a police spokesman said. Videojournalists: Jim Staubitser and News12 Long Island (Jan. 22, 2013)

Two people were killed in Brentwood Tuesday when their car went around a lowered crossing gate and was hit by a Long Island Rail Road train before the vehicle burst into flames and nearly disintegrated, police said.

The train was carrying no passengers, but an engineer and two workers were on board, officials said; they were not injured.

The names of the two victims were not released...

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