One injured in Jeep vs. train crash

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Editor's note: This article has been corrected to reflect that the victim in the crash is a woman.

ELKTON – One woman was taken to a Sioux Falls hospital after her vehicle collided with a train in Elkton Wednesday, according to the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office.

The accident was reported at 3:10 p.m. Wednesday and occurred on the railroad tracks at Cornell Avenue in Elkton, Assistant Sheriff Scott Sebring said.

Silveria Felix-Molina, 41, of Elkton was driving a 2010 Jeep Patriot south on Cornell Avenue when she failed to yield to the train, Sebring said.

“The vehicle was then struck by the train which was traveling east. The vehicle entered the east ditch,” Sebring said.

Felix-Molina was transported to Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls with unknown injuries, Sebring said.

Her Jeep was deemed a total loss.

The accident is under investigation with the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office.

Also responding to the scene were the Elkton Fire Department, Elkton Ambulance, Brookings Ambulance, and South Dakota Highway Patrol.


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