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The sound of passing freight trains is a constant backdrop in this small southeast Iowa community.

So is the sight of people driving around lowered gates at the Fourth Street crossing, says a women who lives near the tracks.

A young mother’s fateful decision to proceed around the gates and across a double set of tracks — her view blocked by a train on the first set of tracks — killed two of her daughters and sent her and a third child to the hospital Monday afternoon.