Driver who died trying to beat Amtrak train identified

Driver who tried to beat Amtrak train dies in collision on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. (Photo: Sinclair Broadcast Group)



The driver has been identified as 22-year-old Jessica Ibarra, according to police.


Police said a woman who tried to beat an Amtrak train died when her SUV collided with the train early Tuesday morning.

The accident happened on Florida Street, near I-37, at about 5 a.m.

Officers said the train hit the SUV as it crossed Florida Street, east of downtown. The 22-year-old female driver of the SUV was killed.

There were passengers on the Amtrak train, but it was unclear whether anyone was hurt.

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