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Train hits car in Manzanola, woman and two girls survive

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A woman and two young girls survived when the car they were in was hit by a fully-loaded coal train in Manzanola Saturday morning.

Colorado State Patrol says the crash happened just before 10:00 a.m. Saturday.  A green 1998 Chevy Malibu driven by Staci Davis, 28, of Manzanola, stopped partially on the railroad track in the northbound lane of Otero County Road 9.5 just north of U.S. Highway 50.  It was then hit by an eastbound BNSF train with four engines and 120 loaded coal cars, sending the car spinning off the tracks.

Everyone in the car was properly restrained.  Davis sustained minor injuries.  A 5-year-old girl in a rear booster seat also sustained minor injuries.  A 1-year-old girl in a car seat was not injured.  All three were taken to Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo as a precaution.

State Patrol says charges are pending in the crash, but drugs and alcohol are not suspected as factors.  Nobody on the train was injured.

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