updated 1/18/2009 2:56:07 PM ET 2009-01-18T19:56:07

A woman who had just rescued several children from a car that was stopped on train tracks has been killed by an oncoming train in Bakersfield.

The California Highway Patrol says the sedan the woman was driving stopped for an unknown reason on the tracks around 6 p.m. last night.

The car was filled with kids, including the woman's three daughters and her son.

The woman and a 16-year-old were able to get the five children out of the car before a train hit it, killing the woman and injuring the teen.

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