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Missouri van-train crash kills child, injures 4 others

GOODMAN, Mo. (AP) _ Authorities say a 5-year-old girl was killed and four others were injured after a freight train struck a minivan in southwest Missouri.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the crash happened Wednesday night after the van failed to yield for a Kansas City Southern train north of Goodman in McDonald County. The patrol says the crash killed Leah Robinson, of Goodman. The 24-year-old driver and a 26-year-old passenger were seriously injured.

Another 5-year-old and a 3-year-old had minor injuries.