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Mother, daughter injured in car-train collision

This Toyota Camry collided with a CSX train Tuesday afternoon in Laurel County.
This Toyota Camry collided with a CSX train Tuesday afternoon in Laurel County.

A mother and daughter were injured Tuesday when their car was struck by a CSX freight train at a Laurel County railroad crossing, the sheriff’s office said.

The driver, Annetta Conley, 63, of East Bernstadt, was taken by helicopter to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital for treatment of injuries, said a release from the sheriff’s office. She was listed in serious condition Wednesday, a hospital spokeswoman said.

The passenger, Melissa Conley, 37, of London, daughter of Annetta Conley, was taken by ambulance to St. Joseph London for treatment of injuries.

The Toyota Camry was traveling westbound on Hazel Patch road when it attempted to cross the railroad tracks and collided with a northbound train that had 61 cars hauling water pipes. Annetta Conley told deputies that she did not see or hear the train approaching, the sheriff’s release said.

The collision happened at 2:25 p.m. Tuesday about 10 miles north of London.

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