2 killed in crash with train in eastern Iowa, officials say

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FAIRFAX, Iowa (AP) — Officials in eastern Iowa say two people are dead after their vehicle was hit by a train at a private railroad crossing in Linn County.

The crash happened around 4:15 p.m. Sunday west of Fairfax, the Linn County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. Investigators said the vehicle was traveling south when it was hit by the Union Pacific train.

The vehicle’s two occupants — a male driver and a female passenger — were both pronounced dead at the scene. Officials did not immediately release their names.

Officials are still investigating the cause of the crash.

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