Woman hit by train in critical condition

Jennifer Lee Preyss By Jennifer Lee Preyss

Oct. 23, 2011 at 5:23 a.m.

A pedestrian struck by a freight train in El Campo remained in critical condition Sunday at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston.

Nancy Barnes, 28, was taken by helicopter to the Houston hospital after she and 44-year-old Willie Gonzalez were hit Saturday night by a Kansas City Southern Railway train carrying cargo. Sgt. Bill Hedges of the El Campo Police Department said Barnes and Gonzalez were walking on the train tracks in the dark when they were struck at 7:21 p.m.

Gonzales was treated at El Campo Memorial Hospital and released.

Authorities said an investigation is ongoing, and no citations have been issued. El Campo Police Sgt. David Howard is in charge of the investigation.



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