Car Vs. Train Accident
Monroe County authorities are on scene at this hour of a train that hit a car near Sparta. Details are sketchy.......it happened around 9:15 off of Highway 16.....at the Iberia Street crossing which is off of Hammer Road. The crossing will be closed for quite a while.
The Pacific Northern train pushed the car quite a ways as emergency personnel are accessing the area by a bike path, near the tracks. They are reconstructing the accident now.
The female driver died at the scene. The name is not being released until family members are notified.