Compton, CA Taxicab And Train Crash, Nov 1999
TAXICAB-TRAIN CRASH KILLS 6.
Compton, Calif. - (AP) - A taxicab carrying six people swerved around lowering railroad gates and was struck by a commuter train. The cab was split in two and all six people were killed.
The vehicle had been traveling parallel to the train when it suddenly swerved around lowering railroad gates Saturday night, across the tracks and in the path of a southbound Blue Line train traveling 55 mph. Frank Wheaton, a spokesman for the City of Compton, said: "It was a very horrific scene."
Gabriel Castro, 29, had stopped to let the train pass.
Investigators tried on Sunday to piece together events leading to the fiery collision.
The Town Talk Alexandria Louisiana 1999-11-29
Listing of the Casualties
ROMALDO GONZALEZ, 43, Compton, the taxi driver.
LUIS DAVILA, 26.
SERGIO DAVILA, 22.
JESUS DAVILA, 19.
SARA RODRIGUEZ, 17, Compton.
Another Unidentified Female.