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West Virginia

December 2, 2008

Two killed in crash with train, and train keeps on rolling

WAYNE — Two people were killed and two were injured after their minivan slammed into the side of a moving train in Wayne County.



The van was heading south on Route 152 just north of Wayne when it collided into the side of the Norfolk Southern train. Sheriff David Pennington said the engineers weren't even aware they'd been hit and continued on.



Deputies arrived shortly after the call went out at 5:04 a.m. this morning and found that two of the van's occupants had died. While the other two occupants were both injured, one was taken to a Huntington hospital by helicopter while the other was stable enough to travel by ambulance, Pennington said.



All of the victims were female. No names have been released.



Deputies do not know at this time where the victims were coming from or where they were going.



Witnesses at the scene told deputies the lights at the crossing were working.



"It just bewilders law enforcement as to why the vehicle didn't stop. With four occupants you would think one of them would have seen the lights flashing," Sheriff Pennington said.

Deputies are still investigating.

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