Authorities: Driver Tried to Beat Train at Crossing

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By Aaron Hepker

OTTUMWA, Iowa —Authorities said that it appears a driver tried to beat a train at a railroad crossing Monday, reported the Ottumwa Courier newspaper.

The crash happened about 9:30 p.m. near Main Street in Ottuwma.

Authorities told the Courier that two people were inside the pickup truck when it was hit by the train. One person was taken to a hospital.

The pickup truck was totaled in the crash, authorities told the Courier.

The crash remains under investigation.
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