Driver identified in deadly train vs. car crash in Gilbert

GILBERT, AZ - Gilbert police say one person was killed in a fiery crash involving a moving train early Wednesday morning. 

According to police, the crash happened around 2 a.m. at the railroad tracks near Val Vista and Warner roads. 

The vehicle was reportedly heading southbound on Val Vista when it crashed into an eastbound moving train. Police say the railroad arm was down and lights were flashing while the train was crossing the roadway. 

The driver of the vehicle, 21-year-old Christopher Cook, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Fire officials say Cook was trapped inside the car that caught fire upon impact. Video sent in by an ABC15 viewer showed the vehicle completely engulfed in flames.

There is no word yet on what led to the crash. 

 

 

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