TRAIN CRASH: Mother Released From Hospital

Courtesy: KTVO/Ben Jordan

Courtesy: KTVO/Ben Jordan

A Batavia mother, who lost two daughters in a train crash Monday, is now out of the hospital.

Batavia mayor Randy Major tells the Des Moines Register 25-year-old Tara Lewman has been released from the University of Iowa Hospitals. She is staying in Iowa City to be close to her one-year-old daughter Jordan Clark, who was also injured in the crash.

Four-year-old Erica Clark and five-year-old Callie Clark were killed when Lewman drove around lowered crossing arms, and the van they were riding in was hit by a train Monday afternoon.

A memorial fund has been set up to help the family with burial and funeral arrangements at Libertyville Savings Bank in Fairfield.

Visitation for the girls is being held Saturday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Grace Funeral Care in Batavia. The funeral is scheduled for Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at the same location.

The city of Batavia has donated two lots at the local cemetery for the children.

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