Thayer woman hit by train passes away


THAYER, Mo. — A woman from Thayer has died due to injuries suffered Monday when her vehicle was hit by a train.

The highway patrol says 25-year old Juliann Whitaker’s vehicle pulled into the path of an oncoming train around noon on Monday.

The train hit the passenger side of the vehicle seriously injuring Whitaker. She was taken to a Springfield hospital but was not able to recover.

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