Authorities said three people in a Jeep Wrangler died when their SUV fell from an overpass off-ramp and was struck by a train in Alabama.

News agencies report that police said a female front-seat passenger saw the oncoming train and was able to get out of the wrecked vehicle before it was hit early Sunday.

Mobile police said in a news release that the driver was thrown from the falling vehicle and died. It said the bodies of two men were found in the rear seat.

The accident occurred about 4:40 a.m. Sunday under an Interstate 10 off-ramp to Dauphin Island Parkway South.

Police are investigating the cause. It took about six hours to clear the wreckage.

Residents called the crash tragic.

“I think thats’ awful, that’s really truly horrible. I feel for their families right now and my condolences go to everyone and their family,” Lynette Hale told WKRG.

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