Clarke Co, IA – Injuries in Fatal Train Accident on Level B RdDes Moines Accident News
Clarke Co, IA (May 28, 2021) – Two juveniles were killed and two others injured after a train accident in Clarke County on Thursday, May 27.
The deadly incident was reported at around 4:30 p.m. that night, according to the Iowa State Patrol. Local reports revealed that a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck containing four juvenile occupants was traveling on Level B Road near Kansas Street and 160th Avenue at the time of impact. The pickup was reportedly struck by a Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight train outside of Murray.
Of the four occupants, two were declared dead at the scene. The driver and another passenger were transported by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries. No other injuries were reported in the crash.
An ongoing investigation into the accident is being handled by local authorities.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly Train Crashes in Iowa
An average of one person is killed by a train every 100 minutes, with nearly 1,000 reported train-related fatalities taking place each year. The Federal Railroad Commission reported that there were 11,896 train accidents reported in 2014. Those collisions contributed to 804 fatalities and thousands of injuries.
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