SUV-train collison sends two to hospital
This SUV driven by Marvin Burse, of Louisiana, was struck by a Kansas City Southern train on Thursday, Feb. 13. Burse and passenger Nicole Ivey were hospitalized.
A 25-year-old Louisiana woman suffered serious injuries when the vehicle she was a passenger in was struck by a train in Louisiana last week.
The passenger, identified as Nicole C. Ivey, was airlifted to Barnes-Jewish Hospital following the 11:30 a.m. crash on Thursday, Feb. 13, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
The patrol reported Marvin D. Burse, 37, Louisiana, entered the railroad crossing on Sonoco Drive and his southbound 2008 GMC Acadia was struck by a westbound Kansas City Southern train.
The train struck the driver’s side of the Acadia.
Burse was initially transported by ambulance to Pike County Memorial Hospital for what was believed to be minor injuries, according to the patrol’s crash report. He was later flown to Mercy St. Louis in Creve Coeur.
Bethany Pope, media relations manager for Mercy, said Burse was listed in satisfactory condition as of Monday, Feb. 17.
The driver of the train, Christopher D. Carter, 32, Arnold, was not injured.
A patrol spokesman reported a horn was activated on the train as it approached the railroad crossing. No other details about the accident were available.
The crossing where the collision occurred is located near the Fifth Gear administrative facility. The crossing does not have flashing lights or safety arms alerting drivers that a train is approaching. A stop sign, however, is present.