JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Two people were able to get out of a car before a train slammed into it, according to the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office.
Daphnee Louis, 19, was driving southbound on U.S. 1 at 2 a.m. Saturday morning when police said she made a right turn onto Racetrack Road, but failed to fully negotiate the turn.
Her car hit the inside of a raised median, which caused it to get stuck on the railroad tracks.
A few minutes after Louis and her passenger exited the car, a Florida East Coast Railway freight train barreled through the intersection.
Photos of the scene show the mangled car past the crossing arm.
The roadway closed for two and a half hours, and opened at 4:45 a.m.
The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating.
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