St. Louis Woman Mary Williams-Simms Hospitalized after Crash with Train on U.S. 61 in Lewis County
Lewis County, Missouri (December 29, 2017) – A woman driving a sports utility vehicle sustained injuries early Friday morning when she veered off the roadway and was struck by a train in Lewis County.
The accident occurred at around 2:35 a.m. on U.S. 61, just north of Canton, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Troopers said 56-year-old Mary A. Williams-Simms of St. Louis, was driving a 2004 Ford Expedition northbound on U.S. 61 when she veered off the right shoulder of the highway and drove into the rail tracks.
The Ford got stuck on the tracks and was struck by a train driven northbound by 56-year-old David C. Barron of Taylor.
EMS crews were called to the scene and transported Williams-Simms to Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois. The victim’s injuries were described as moderate.
Police said there were no railroad crossing in the area and no signal devices would have been used.
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