Mason City woman injured after car struck by train, authorities say she drove around crossing gate

RUDD — A Mason City woman has been hospitalized after a car-train collision in Floyd County Sunday evening.

The Iowa State Patrol says a vehicle driven by 36-year-old Yesenia Claypool was traveling northbound on 6th Street in Rudd when she drove around the arms at a railroad crossing which were in the down position. Claypool’s vehicle was struck by a Canadian Pacific train on the driver’s side.

Claypool was transported to MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center in Mason City due to the extent of her injuries.