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Woman injured when her car is struck by a train in NE Iowa


September 25th, 2023 by Ric Hanson

(Floyd County, Iowa) – A vehicle that drove around railroad crossing arms was struck by a train Sunday evening, in northeast Iowa. According to the Iowa State Patrol, 36-year-old Yesenia Claypool, of Mason City, was driving a 2012 Hyundai Sonata northbound on 6th Street in Rudd, near the railroad crossing, when she went around the crossing arms, which in the horizontal position. Her car was hit on the driver’s side by a Canadian Pacific train. The accident happened at around 7:40-p.m.

Claypool was transported by ambulance to a hospital in Mason City due to the extent of her injuries.