Toddlers inside SUV that hit train

GASPER TWP., Ohio (WDTN) – A pair of 21-month-old twins were riding in an SUV that hit a train Tuesday morning.

Preble County Sheriff’s Deputies say the driver, 23-year-old Melinda Noel of Winchester, KY, apparently fell asleep while northbound on U.S. 127 near Brower Road. The SUV went down a ravine and clipped the train. Both infants were in child safety seats.

All three suffered non-life threatening injuries. The toddlers were taken to Dayton Children’s Hospital; the driver was taken to Miami Valley Hospital.

Deputies tell reporter Jake Ryle that everyone involved suffered non-life threatening injuries.

U.S. 127 is open. The crash is still under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office and Norfolk & Southern Railroad Police. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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