SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A call from police is the last thing that family members expected in the early hours of Sunday.
"My nephew and her grandson, Malik, -- he was in the back of the car," said Crista Curbow, the aunt of one of the passengers.
Police say a black Mustang with four male passengers was northbound on Benton Avenue near Commercial Street. The vehicle carrying two adult men and two 16-year-old boys collided with a parked train car around 2 a.m.
Police gave families a basic description of what happened, but at the time few other details were known.
"He was in the back of the passenger and the kid that was in front was pretty heavy, so they figured that probably saved him," said Curbow.
It's still unclear why the group was traveling near the tracks on Sunday morning, but some say the speed at which they were traveling may have had something to do with the severity of the crash.
"We have been told that they hit at like 60 miles per hour, and that's pretty fast. And the car is pretty much like a convertible now; there's no top to it," Curbow said.
Her nephew got out with a few broken bones and head injuries. He's being treated at a hospital. Although they are grateful their loved one is still alive, these family members say it's still a sad day.
"Just pray for all of them, those who have lost and those that still have to get through it," Curbow said.
Police tell KY3 News it was the driver who was killed. They had not released his age and identity, as of Monday morning. The Police Department is still investigating the accident. Officers have not officially released what might have caused this accident.