Sandersville woman injured in car versus train accident

SANDERSVILLE, MS (WDAM) - A Sandersville woman was seriously injured Sunday afternoon when her car was struck by a freight train.

The accident occurred at around 2:00 p.m. at the crossing on Mount Pleasant Church Road near the center of town. The unidentified woman had apparently just left the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church located near the crossing when she was struck.

The extent of her injuries is not known, but officials said she was responsive and talking at the scene. She was taken to South Central Regional Medical Center by ambulance. Baptist Life Flight Helicopter was dispatched but then canceled.

The crossing did not contain a signal or gate. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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