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1 dead, 2 injured in SE Iowa train – SUV collision


August 29th, 2021 by Ric Hanson

One person died, two others – including an 8 month old child – were injured during a collision between a train and an SUV Saturday afternoon, in Muscatine County. The Iowa State Patrol reports a 2020 VW Atlas SUV was traveling northbound on Columbus Street in West Liberty at around 2:07-p.m., when it entered the path of a westbound train and was struck.

The 27-year-old driver of the SUV and the 8 year old were injured. A 26-year-old passenger died in the crash. The injured were transported to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. No names had been released as of early Sunday morning.

The accident remains under investigation.