1 dead after fiery Gilbert crash involving moving train, police say

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According to the Gilbert Police Department, a person is dead after a fiery car crash involving a moving train in Gilbert. (Source: Joshua Falcon) According to the Gilbert Police Department, a person is dead after a fiery car crash involving a moving train in Gilbert. (Source: Joshua Falcon)
Gilbert firefighters said the driver was trapped inside the SUV, which caught fire after the collision. They were declared deceased at the scene. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Gilbert firefighters said the driver was trapped inside the SUV, which caught fire after the collision. They were declared deceased at the scene. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
GILBERT, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

According to the Gilbert Police Department, a person is dead after a fiery crash involving a moving train in Gilbert early Wednesday morning.

Witnesses told police that an SUV struck a moving train at the train tracks on Val Vista Drive south of Warner Road around 2 a.m.

They stated the crossing arms were down and the red lights were flashing when the southbound SUV collided into the eastbound train at full speed.

[RAW VIDEO: SUV catches fire after striking moving train in Gilbert]

Gilbert firefighters said the driver was trapped inside the SUV, which caught fire after the collision. They were declared deceased at the scene.

"We just heard a bang and I really didn't think anything of it until I saw a bright fire," said Joshua Falcon, who witnessed the car fire. "The car was fully engulfed in flames, it was pretty crazy."

The train stopped down the tracks.

Val Vista Road was closed between Ray and Warner roads a few hours. No other intersections were impacted by the collision.

The Gilbert Police Department is investigating the accident and no other information was made available.

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