Missouri woman killed, 2 grandkids hurt in car-train crash

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PURDY, Mo. – Authorities say a Missouri woman was killed and two of her grandchildren were seriously injured when a train crashed into their car in southwest Missouri.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the crash happened around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday when 59-year-old Fransisca Perez Salas failed to yield at a railroad crossing in her hometown of Purdy.

The patrol says a 3-year-old grandson and 8-year-old granddaughter were flown to a Springfield hospital with serious injuries. The report says they were not wearing seat belts.

The report says the railroad crossing was marked by a crossbuck sign and a pedestrian bell.

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