LAS ANIMAS COUNTY, Colo. (AP) – A 4-year-old girl is the sole survivor of a crash between a minivan and an Amtrak train that killed her parents and three sisters in southern Colorado.
The Colorado State Patrol says the girl was hospitalized with serious injuries after the train headed from Chicago to Los Angeles hit the van as it drove across the tracks Sunday. The crash happened at a railroad crossing in a rural area near Trinidad, about 15 miles from the New Mexico border.
Trooper Art Gumke says the crossing is marked with signs but doesn’t have gates to stop vehicles.
The girl’s parents were identified as 32-year-old Stephen Miller and 33-year-old Christina Miller of Trinidad. Their daughters, ages 6, 2 and 8 months, also died.
A fundraising webpage says they were headed to church at the time.