SALEM, Ore. – A mother and daughter narrowly escaped injury when their car was struck by freight train Friday evening, deputies said.
A little before 7 p.m., Graciela Garcia-Soto, 34, was driving with her 12-year-old daughter on Waconda Road Northeast near East Street. She did not stop at a stop sign posted at an un-gated railroad crossing and was struck by a train going 25 mph, said Don Thomson with the Marion County’s Sheriff’s Office.
The 1999 Dodge Intrepid that Garcia-Soto was driving ended up down an embankment and the train stopped just north of the crossing. Both people in the car were wearing seat belts.
Medics were on the scene but learned that no one was injured in the crash.
Garcia-Soto was cited for not stopping at the intersection. Traffic on Waconda Road was blocked for about an hour.