Purdy woman killed in train collision, two grandchildren flown to hospital

Breaking News 2-20

PURDY, Mo. – A train collides with a car in Purdy, Missouri, leaving one woman dead and her two grandchildren with serious injuries.

59-year-old Fransisca Perez Salas, of Purdy, was driving east on Washington Street at 4:21 p.m. Wednesday afternoon when she failed to yield for a train.

The train struck Salas’s vehicle.

Salas was pronounced dead at the scene and her two passengers, a 3-year-old, and an 8-year-old, were transported to Cox South Hospital in Springfield by helicopter.