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5 in car die when train rams vehicle at crossing

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MONTPELIER, Ohio — A freight train slammed into a car at a rail crossing Sunday, killing all five people in the car, authorities said.

The train struck the car broadside and it burst into flames, said Lt. Mike Sharp of the State Highway Patrol.

Killed were Wanda Petre, 37, her two children, Chelsea, 11, and Amber, 14; her nephew, Bradley Crontz, 12; and a family friend, Chelsea Green, 10, all of Angola, Ind., Sharp said. No one aboard the train was hurt.

The accident's cause was under investigation.