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Amtrak passenger train kills driver crossing tracks near Albia

The Iowa State Patrol said a 58-year-old woman died at the scene.

ALBIA, Iowa — A 58-year-old woman died Wednesday morning after an Amtrak passenger train hit a Jeep as it crossed the tracks in northeast of Albia, according to the Iowa State Patrol.

Melinda Stewart was driving south on 695th Avenue, when the train hit her car. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

ISP said there are no reports of any injuries from passengers on the train. They are investigating the crash.

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