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One dead in vehicle-train accident

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 ~ Updated 10:27 AM

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Members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol investigate Wednesday's fatal accident involving a van and Burlington Northern train near Matthews.
(Leonna Heuring, Staff)
MATTHEWS -- A Sikeston woman died after her vehicle struck a train Wednesday in New Madrid County.

According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred about 2:30 p.m. at the railroad crossing at County Roads 820 and 843, two miles north of Matthews. Susan Beardsley, 63, of Sikeston, was traveling westbound on County Road 820 and failed to yield to the southbound Burlington Northern train, driven by Larry Montgomery, 61, of Kelso. The vehicle was struck by the train after traveling into its path.

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