Two Children Die in Car Accident With Train in Henryville

Two Children Die in Car Accident With Train in Henryville

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Two children are dead and their mother injured after a car and train collide in Henryville. 

The crash happened about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday near State Road 160 and Pennsylvania Street in Henryville.

Clark County Sheriff’s Captain Scottie Maples said the department received the call about 1:25p. 

Maples said the mother was in serious condition. 

“The vehicle was traveling south on 160 and the CSX train was travelling North,” he said. 

The children, which will not be identified yet, were in the back seat. The mother was driving. 

It is not known if anyone was wearing a seatbelt. 

“We don’t know what happened,” said Maples. “We are doing 3D imaging and accident reconstruction to try and find out what occurred. This is a close-knit community and we’re not releasing the names yet until the investigation is complete.” 

Both roads are closed for the accident to be reconstructed.

The roads will be closed until at least 5 p.m.

Police are not certain if the car stalled or the driver may have been trying to beat the train.