2013 deaths already top yearly average at Iowa rail crossings

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Posted: Monday, July 29, 2013 12:00 am

DES MOINES — The number of railroad crossing deaths in Iowa this year is already higher than what is typical for an entire year, but it's not clear why 2013 is proving deadlier than normal.

Iowa averages 57 crashes at railroad crossings and 4.5 deaths every year. About 21 people are injured each year.

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