2 killed in train crash in southeast Missouri’s Bootheel


COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say two people were killed in a train crash in the Bootheel region of southeast Missouri.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol identified the victims as 52-year-old Titusan Townsend, of Columbia, and 51-year-old Ricky Tillman, of Kennett.

KRCG-TV reports that Townsend failed to yield Friday at a railroad crossing in Pemiscot County and was struck by an oncoming train.

The crossing was marked by cross bucks.

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