A Mason City couple is hospitalized after the truck they were traveling in was struck by a train Saturday night. Mark and Wendy Mahoney were struck by an Iowa, Chicago & Eastern freight train at the railroad crossing just northeast of Mason City on 280th Street just east of Quince Avenue shortly before 7 o’clock.
The Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s office says Mark Mahoney was driving the pickup truck, failed to yield to the oncoming train, and was struck. The train dragged the pickup about 100 yards before coming to rest. Both Mahoneys were taken to Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa in Mason City.
Mark Mahoney at last check was in fair condition, while Wendy Mahoney was in stable condition. The investigation into the accident according to the sheriff’s office continues.
Contributed by Bob Fisher, KRIB, Mason City