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(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) — At least two people died and two others were injured in Kentucky when their car entered a train crossing into the path of an oncoming freight train, police said.

The crash – which was captured on video – happened at 4:07 p.m. Saturday in Louisville.

Dwight Mitchell with the Louisville Metro Police said the intersection’s flashing lights and sounds were activated to alert drivers of the approaching train.

There is no gate at the intersection.

Four people were in the white Toyota Camry at the time of the crash. Two of the people inside the car were killed, while two others were taken to University Hospital in Louisville, Mitchell said. No one on the train was injured.

The freight train did not derail, but it was unable to slow down and pushed the car about a half mile down the tracks, Mitchell said.

The crash remains under investigation.

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