2 die after being hit by train in Iowa

Published 08/31 2015 04:48PM

Updated 08/31 2015 04:48PM

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Authorities say two people have died after being struck by a train in southeast Iowa.

The Mount Pleasant Police Department says a Burlington Northern Rail train struck 31-year-old Thomas Riley and 39-year-old Lelania Gillon at a crossing Sunday morning.

Riley, of Mount Pleasant, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Gillon, also of Mount Pleasant, was taken to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, where she died overnight.

Police say the case remains under investigation.

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