Iowa Teen Dies After Train Hits Vehicle

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By Rachel Begle

LITTLE SIOUX, Iowa (AP) - A 16-year-old girl has died after her vehicle was struck by a train in western Iowa.

The Iowa State Patrol says Cailey Berndt, of Little Sioux, didn't yield to a train at a crossing around noon on Sunday in Harrison County. The train struck her vehicle, which ended up in a nearby waterway.

Berndt was flown to a hospital in Omaha, Neb. Authorities say she was pronounced dead shortly after her arrival at the hospital.

The Iowa State Patrol and Union Pacific officials are investigating the accident.
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