TRAIN CRASH: Elderly Woman Killed In Accident

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One person is dead after a train struck a car Thursday night in Webster County.

The accident happened around 8:00 p.m. on County Road Hays Avenue about seven miles west-southwest of Fort Dodge.

Seventy-four-year-old Sheryl Parks of rural Ft. Dodge was headed northbound on Hayes Avenue when her Toyota Camry entered the railroad right of way and was hit by a Union Pacific train at the crossing.

Parks’ vehicle was pushed about 1,700 feet. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Iowa State Patrol says there were no warning lights at the crossing but there were warning signs.

The investigation into the accident continues.

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