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5 killed, including 3 children, in train-vehicle crash near Trinidad

Posted: Jun 26, 2016 02:04 PM Updated: Jun 26, 2016 02:04 PM
Abigail, Kathryn, Ellianna, and Heidi Miller (Photo: Miller Family via GoFundMe) Abigail, Kathryn, Ellianna, and Heidi Miller (Photo: Miller Family via GoFundMe)
Christina and Steve Miller (Photo: Miller Family via GoFundMe) Christina and Steve Miller (Photo: Miller Family via GoFundMe)
(Photo by Eric John Monson / The Chronicle-News, Trinidad) (Photo by Eric John Monson / The Chronicle-News, Trinidad)

Two adults and three children were killed Sunday when an Amtrak train collided with their vehicle near Trinidad.

A fourth child inside the vehicle suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to a Denver hospital, according to Colorado State Patrol.

According to family members, Steve Miller, his wife Christina, and their four daughters were on their way to church when their vehicle was struck by the train. 

Four-year-old Heidi Miller was the only surviving passenger inside the vehicle, family members tell News 5. Heidi is in stable condition at a Denver hospital.

The collision occurred along the Amtrak Southwest Chief line about three miles north of Trinidad at about 9:45 a.m. Sunday. The train, carrying 286 passengers, was traveling westbound when it crashed into the vehicle at Las Animas County Road 32.

No passengers aboard the train were injured, according to Amtrak officials. The train was stuck near Trinidad for several hours after the crash but is now back on the move.

The vehicle was not stopped on the tracks at the time of the crash, and drugs and alcohol are not suspected factors, according to CSP.

GoFundMe page in support of the family has raised more than $30,000.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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