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Seymour, MO. – A fatal accident occurred when a train hit a pickup truck near Seymour, Missouri just after 3:30 p.m. on Friday on Highway 60, killing the driver and injuring a passenger. The crash happened just West of Seymour on Greenbriar Drive at Fordham in Webster County about 38 miles from Springfield.
Missouri State Highway Patrol says Kristy Willis, 33, was driving 1992 Chevrolet 1500 pick-up truck with three passengers inside.
Kelsey Turner, 8, sat in the front seat. Two other kids, Tiffany Bowden, 15, and her brother Carl, 16, sat in the truck’s bed.
The Highway Patrol says the car and train collided when the pick-up tried to cross the railroad tracks along Highway 60.
Tim Bowden, the father of the two kids who were in the pick-up bed, says Tiffany saw Willis reach across the front seat to help Turner, perhaps with her seat belt.
Bowden says Tiffany and Carl saw the train coming and jumped out of the pick-up bed just in time. They’re doing okay.
But Highway Patrol says, 8 year old Kelsey who was in the front seat, suffered serious injuries and was taken by helicopter to St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.
Troopers also said that Willis, who was driving, died in the crash. Accident reports show neither Willis nor Turner were wearing seat belts.
Bowden says he’s very shaken by what happened.
“It’s a tragedy,” he says. “From what my daughter told me, they pulled up on the tracks and nobody had even seen the train. The train didn’t even blow a whistle, didn’t blow a horn or nothing.”
Bowden says his kids had just gotten off the school bus, and Willis, their neighbor, was giving them a ride home from the bus stop.
Reports show that the train driver Edward Cleeton, 50, was not injured and was driven from the scene.
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