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One female and two others – all from Scott County – were seriously injured this evening in an accident involving a car and train.

Shortly after 5:00 pm on February 1, 2020, an accident involving a CXS train and a small passenger car occurred approximately one-tenth of a mile west of US 31 on Christie Road in Austin. 

The accident resulted in one fatality and two seriously injured.  Stephanie Trabue, 22, of Scottsburg was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by the Scott County Coroner’s Office. 

Karli Rose, 20, of Austin and Hannah Combs, 17, of Austin were both airlifted from the scene and transported to the University of Louisville Hospital for life-threatening injuries. 

While responding to the accident an Austin Fire Apparatus being operated by Dustin Jordan was involved in a single-vehicle accident resulting in a minor injury to the passenger Jodi Parks. 

The Sheriff’s Office has turned the crash investigation over to the Indian State police who are reconstructing the accident and any further information will need to be obtained through the State Police. 

Any further information in regards to the accident with the fire truck will need to be obtained from the Jennings Township Fire Department. 

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Austin Police Department, the Scottsburg Police Department, the Crothersville Police Department, the Indiana State Police, the Railroad Police, the Jennings Township Fire Department, the Vernon Township Fire Department, the Scottsburg Fire Department, Scott County EMS, Air Methods Air Ambulance and Stat Flight Air Ambulance.