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Driver injured when locomotive strikes her high-centered car

March 26, 2020 GMT

FAIRBURY, Neb. (AP) — A driver was injured when her car was struck by a locomotive at a crossing in the southeast Nebraska city of Fairbury, authorities said.

The crash occurred a little before 8:30 p.m. Monday. The car had gotten high-centered on tracks on the city’s southwest side, authorities said. A passenger got out upon seeing the training coming, but the driver stayed in an effort to get the car off the tracks.

She failed and was injured when the train struck the car, authorities said. The car came to rest about 100 feet (30.5 meters) from the intersection.

The driver was taken to a hospital. She’s been identified as Isabella Kenley, 22, of Fairbury. Her passenger was identified as Dana Culp, 23.