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.