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Police: Three ejected after Amtrak train slams into truck in Goose Creek

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Police: Three ejected after Amtrak train slams into truck in Goose Creek

Emergency crews work at the scene of collision Saturday at Highway 52 and Red Bank Road in Goose Creek.

Officers from the Goose Creek Police Department said an SUV with seven passengers, that included five children, was struck by a passing Amtrak train on the evening of Jan. 9 at Red Bank Road and Highway 52.

An emailed statement from GCPD said officers responded to the scene just after 10:30 p.m. after reports of a train colliding with a vehicle.

Police said after a preliminary investigation that included witness interviews, officers determined the GMC Sierra pickup truck had driven around the safety arms, which were in the down position.

Police said the seven people in the vehicle, included two adult females and five juveniles ranging in age from 5 to 13. Officers said three of the occupants were ejected as a result of the collision.

Six of the passengers in the truck were taken to area hospitals by EMS and the other occupant was taken to the hospital by family members.

The statement from police said two of the children were listed in critical condition on Saturday night.

The other occupants were listed as stable.

The statement said an investigation is ongoing and is being handled by the Goose Creek Police Department.