Alta Rail Crossing Safety Concerns


ALTA, Iowa (AP) – SomeĀ area residents want more safety devices placed where two little girls were fatally injured when a train struck a car they were in with their mother and big brother in Alta.
Two-year-old Camille Binder and her 4-year-old sister, Chloe, died Feb. 14 at a Sioux Falls, S.D., hospital. Their brother and mother were hospitalized. Officials in Alta say the safety lights and alarms were working properly at the time of the crash on February 13th but some residents in the community of 1,900 people say the lights and audible signal aren’t enough. They want crossing arms installed, too.
Mayor Ronald Neulieb says that he’s already called the Iowa Transportation Department and says, “I’ll just keep pursuing it until we get it done.”

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