Fatal Car-Train Accident

Published 02/24 2012 04:05PM

Updated 02/24 2012 05:49PM

Latest: 4:00 pm
    A second child has died from injuries sustained in a train-car collision in Clark County, IN. 4-year old Korbin Moore was taken off life support this afternoon. 2-year old Emily Lenges died earlier, and 1-year old Brianna Lenges remains in fair condition.
    The children were rushed to the hospital after the car they were in was hit by a train Wednesday. Two adults in the front seat were killed on impact. Amber Smith, of Terre Haute, IN, was driving and Rodney Mayer, of Martinsville, IN, was a passenger.
    Both were 23-years old. The relationship of the children to the adults is unknown at this time.

Update: 1:18 pm Friday

    Another death is being blamed on a train-car collision in Clark County, IN. The Marion County Coroner reports 2-year old Emily Lenges has died.
    4-year old Korbin Moore is reportedly being kept alive for organ donation, and 1-year old Brianna Lenges remains in fair condition at the hospital.
    23-year olds Amber Smith, of Terre Haute, IN, who was driving and Rodney Mayer, of Martinsville, IN, who was a passenger were killed in the accident.
    All three children were restrained in safety seats in the back of the car. Police are still investigating.

Original: 10:35 am Thursday 

    Two people were killed and three children hurt after their car was hit by a train. It happened Wednesday in Clark County, about two miles west of the Illinois-Indiana border.
    Police say the car was hit on the passenger side by an eastbound train. Driver, 23-year old Amber Smith, of Terre Haute, IN, and passenger, 23-year old Rodney Mayer, of Martinsville, IL, were killed.
    Three children in the back seat were rushed to a hospital in Indianapolis and are in critical condition.

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