TERRE HAUTE, Ind. Police in western Indiana have identified three people who died when a train hit a pickup truck that was racing to beat it through a railroad crossing.
The Vigo County Sheriff's Department says the crash early Wednesday killed 30-year-old Brian Rickard and 24-year-old Ryan Cook, both of Terre Haute, and 20-year-old Ashlee Pugh of Dennison, Ill.
Officers say the collision ejected Rickard and Pugh from the truck and pinned them underneath the vehicle.
The crash occurred at a crossing in a rural area several miles northeast of Terre Haute.
Sheriff Greg Ewing tells WTHI-TV (http://bit.ly/1a84PyC ) that alcohol might have been a factor in the crash.
All three people were pronounced dead at the scene.