The Ottumwa Courier

April 1, 2013

Two killed in van-train collision

Ottumwa Courier

BATAVIA — A woman and her children were involved in an accident with a train in Batavia Monday afternoon, killing two of the children.

The woman, who has not yet been identified, drove around the crossing arms, and her van was struck by the westbound train, according to KTVO.

Two of the children died in the accident, while the mother and another child were life flighted and transported from the scene by ambulance.

Iowa State Patrol and Jefferson County Sheriff Deputies were not able to return calls to the Courier by press time. More details will be available online and in tomorrow’s edition of the Courier.