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1 dead after train collides into SUV in Gilbert

The crash happened near Baseline and McQueen Roads around 5 p.m.

GILBERT, Ariz. — One person is dead after a train collided into a car in Gilbert Thursday afternoon.

The crash happened near Baseline and McQueen Roads around 5 p.m.

Police say the driver of a white SUV was killed in the crash. 

Police identified the victim on Friday as 60-year-old Rene Zapata. Police believe Zapata was traveling in his 4-door hatchback via a small access road west of McQueen Road before he was struck by the oncoming train.  

The investigation is still active.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.