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TWO CHILDREN HAVE DIED FROM INJURIES AFTER THE CAR THEY WERE RIDING IN WAS STRUCK BY A TRAIN IN ALTA, IOWA THURSDAY.

BUENA VISTA COUNTY SHERIFF GARY LAUNDERVILLE SAYS THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED AT 4:22 P.M. WHEN A CANADIAN NATIONAL TRAIN HIT THE CAR AT A CROSSING ON THE MAIN STREET OF ALTA.

TWO OTHER PEOPLE WERE INJURED, INCLUDING THE TEENAGE DRIVER, AND AN ADULT WOMAN RIDING IN THE PASSENGER FRONT SEAT.

THE CHILDREN, 2 YEAR OLD CAMILLE BINDER AND 4 YEAR OLD CHLOE BINDER OF STORM LAKE, HAD BEEN LIFE-FLIGHTED TO A SIOUX FALLS HOSPITAL.

AUTHORITIES SAY THE DRIVER, 15 YEAR OLD NATHANIEL HARMES OF STORM LAKE, APPARENTLY FAILED TO SEE THE ONCOMING TRAIN AS HE ENTERED THE CROSSING.

HE IS BEING TREATED AT THE BUENA VISTA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER IN STORM LAKE.

37 YEAR OLD HEATHER BINDER OF STORM LAKE IS HOSPITALIZED IN SIOUX FALLS.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE CROSSING SIGNALS WERE WORKING AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT.

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