2 dead, 1 injured in southern Ohio car-train collision

PIKETON, Ohio (AP) — Police say a small child and a woman have been killed after a pickup truck was hit by a freight train in southern Ohio.

Three-year-old Breea Holschuh and 67-year-old Brenda Hanshaw were killed Friday in the collision in Piketon, about 70 miles south of Columbus. They were passengers in the truck driven by Breea’s mother, 40-year-old Cassandra Blankenship.

Police say Blankenship survived the collision. She was flown by helicopter to a Columbus hospital where police say she’s listed in stable condition.

The accident occurred around 3:30 p.m. Friday.

Authorities say the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Piketon police and the Piketon County Sheriff’s Office are investigating to determine why the collision occurred.

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