Iowa woman killed trying to drive around railroad gates
MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa State Patrol says an 18-year-old woman has died after her car was hit by a train in southeastern Iowa.
Television station KCCI reports that the crash happened just after 1 a.m. Saturday at a railroad crossing in Mount Pleasant.
A report by the State Patrol says Lydia Johnson, of Brighton, tried to drive around crossing gates when her car was hit by a westbound train. The patrol says the gates were down and lights were flashing when the incident happened.
The crash remains under investigation.
Information from: KCCI-TV, http://www.kcci.com