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Jesus Hernandez, Saul Martinez, and Miguel Angel Luna killed when train strikes truck on School Street in Westbury, New York
The Ronkonkoma-branch train heading into Penn Station hit the truck on the tracks near the School Street crossing in Westbury Tuesday evening. A law enforcement source said a tractor trailer had gone around the lowered safety gates at the rail crossing.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for a "full investigation into the collision," which also forced the evacuation of nearly 1,000 passengers and crew on the two trains.
According to authorities, at about 7:20 p.m., the driver maneuvered the vehicle around the train-crossing gates, which were down with lights flashing. Two trains traveling in opposite directions slammed into the car.