Two sisters aged four and five were killed in the Iowa community of Batavia when the minivan they were travelling in was struck by a Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight train. Tara Lewman, 25, was driving home with her three children when she stopped for lowered gates at a double track train crossing. Her view of the second set of tracks was blocked by a stationary train undergoing maintenance on the first set of tracks. As she crossed the second set, the freight train careened into her minivan, killing her daughters.
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