Woman killed and child seriously injured following collision with train Sunday

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A woman has died and a child was taken to hospital with serious injuries following a crash between an SUV and a train in Wetaskiwin County Sunday afternoon.

Wetaskiwin RCMP say they responded to the collision on Highway 2A and Township Road 470 at 3:50 p.m. on Sunday.

“Preliminary investigation has revealed the SUV was travelling westbound on Township Road 470 when a collision occurred with a moving northbound train at a crossing,” said the news release.

The woman who was driving the car was pronounced dead at the scene. A child in the vehicle suffered serious injuries and was taken by ambulance to an Edmonton hospital.

Police said the name of the deceased will not be released.

Wetaskiwin RCMP and CP police continue to investigate.

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