Alta Train Versus Car Accident


Alta, IA (KICD)–Two of the four individuals injured in a train versus car accident on Main Street in Alta, have died.

Late this(Friday) afternoon, Buena Vista County Sheriff Gary Launderville reported that 2-year old Camille Binder and 4-year old Chloe Binder died of the injuries received in the accident..

Shortly before 4:30 Thursday afternoon the Buena Vista County Communications Center received a 911 call. Alta Fire and Rescue, Buena Vista County Deputies and Ambulances were dispatched.

Upon arrival at the scene it was believe 15-year old Nathaniel Harmes of Storm Lake, didn t see a westbound Canadian National train coming when he drove a car across the crossing on Main Street.

Harmes and his mother, Heather Binder, and sisters CamilleĀ and Chloe Binder, were severely injured, and had to be extricated from their car. All four victims, who had suffered serious injuries, were transported to the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center. Camille and Chloe were then life flighted by helicopter to a pediatric trauma center in Sioux Falls, where they died from their injuries Friday.

It appears through investigation that all audible and visual warning signals were functioning properly. The Iowa State Patrol, Aurelia and Storm Lake Police assisted on scene.

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