Three teenagers have been killed when a train hit their car at a grade crossing in Excelsior Springs.  Investigators say the red lights were flashing at the crossing but there was no crossing gate.  The three had been at a family Easter get-together a few minutes earlier. 

The Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern freight train dragged their car about a quarter mile before it could stop.  

 

 

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