- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 20, 2013

A Massachusetts mother and her two young children narrowly escaped death Tuesday night when a GPS device led them onto a set of train tracks.

The woman, who was not identified, was driving with her two children, ages 7 and 10, when the GPS indicated for her to take a right-hand turn, police said, according to WCVB.

The turn positioned her minivan completely onto the railroad tracks, making her unable to drive off of them. After seeing headlights headed their way, she fled the vehicle with her children and watched as a MBTA Fitchburg bound commuter rail train struck the vehicle, the station reported.

The driver and children were not injured, but there is very little left of the minivan. There were about 70 passengers on the train at the time of the crash, the station reported.

• Jessica Chasmar can be reached at jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

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