Separate weekend traffic crashes killed residents of Burlington and Winterset. Alysabeth Ferneau, 24, of Burlington died early Saturday when her car was struck by a train near Danville.
An Iowa State Patrol report states the vehicle dropped off a railroad crossing and became stuck on the tracks. The BNSF train struck the vehicle on the tracks and the car was knocked on its side.
Meanwhile, in Madison County, a crash early Saturday afternoon involved a vehicle that left a roadway, struck a pole, and ended up in a ditch.
The driver, 59-year-old Leslie Wildin of Winterset, was injured. His wife, 62-year-old Donna Wildin, was killed in the crash. Police said they’re working to determine the exact cause of the accident.