Montgomery woman, child injured in Lee County train collision

The victims of a Wednesday night train collision were flown to area hospitals for treatment.
Published: Sep. 28, 2023 at 10:58 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 28, 2023 at 6:25 PM CDT
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LEE COUNTY, Ala. (WSFA) - Two Montgomery residents, including a child, are being treated at a Georgia hospital after the vehicle the were in was struck by a train Wednesday evening, according to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.

Gwendolyn D. Enzlow, 49, of Montgomery, was flown to Piedmont Medical Center in Columbus for treatment. An unnamed 6-year-old child, was also transported by medical helicopter to an area hospital. The victims’ conditions are not known.

ALEA investigators said the collision happened around 7:40 p.m. when Enzlow’s 2014 Nissan Cube was struck by a Norfolk Southern train at a railroad crossing. The collision happened on Lee County 633 near U.S. 280, approximately seven miles east of Opelika.

WTVM, citing Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones, said the crossing was a signal-only crossing. It did not have traffic arms like many crossings.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation by ALEA’s Highway Patrol Division.

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