TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities in eastern Illinois say two young children have died of their injuries after a collision between a car and a train last week. That brings the total number killed to four.
The accident happened Wednesday in Clark County near the Illinois and Indiana state lines, in a rural area about eight miles west of Terre Haute, Ind.
The Marion County Coroner's Office says two children, ages 4 and 2, succumbed to their injuries. The driver of the car and a passenger died upon impact.
The Tribune-Star reported Saturday (http://tinyurl.com/6t4nqmk) that the crash took place when the diver attempted to cross railroad tracks about two miles west of the Indiana-Illinois line.
Police said the driver apparently did not notice an oncoming train that collided with the car.
Information from: Tribune-Star, http://www.tribstar.com