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Train strikes two pedestrians in El Campo

By Camille Doty
Oct. 22, 2011 at 5:22 a.m.


EL CAMPO - A freight train struck two pedestrians Saturday near the 100 block of Farenholt Street.

Sgt. Bill Hedges of the El Campo Police Department, said Nancy Barnes, 28, was taken by helicopter to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. Her condition was not available late Saturday.

Willie Gonzalez, 44, suffered what was described as minor injuries and was admitted to El Campo Memorial Hospital.

A Kansas City Southern Railway train, carrying cargo, hit Barnes and Gonzalez as they were walking on the train tracks. Authorities said it was dark outside at the time of the incident.

Hedges said responding units received a call at 7:21 p.m. No citations will be issued but the incident remains under investigation.

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