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3 dead in Sacramento SUV-light rail crash

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A light-rail train has collided with a sport utility vehicle in Sacramento, killing three people and injuring more than 20.

KCRA-TV reports six people have been taken to a local hospital, while 17 others suffered minor injuries.

Sacramento Fire Department assistant chief Niko King says the train was southbound when it struck the small SUV, pushing it about 20 yards.

The wreck took place around 4:45 p.m. Saturday on tracks near the intersection of Sacramento's 25th Street and 26th Avenue.

Investigators are at the scene trying to determine what caused the crash.

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