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Mother, son hurt when train, car collide

July 20, 1998

ANTRIM TOWNSHIP, Pa. - A Greencastle, Pa., mother and son were injured Sunday when their car was struck by a Conrail train on Hykes Road, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

The accident happened at around 2:30 p.m. about a half mile west of Greenmount Road, troopers said.

Jennifer L. Hykes, 29, was heading west on Hykes Road when she nosed into the path of the southbound train and was struck in the right front, troopers said.

Hykes' 1993 Plymouth Acclaim was pushed back about 39 feet, fell over an embankment and landed in a stream about 15 feet below the road, troopers said.

Hykes and 1-year-old Noah Hykes were treated at Washington County Hospital and released, troopers said.

The 121-car lead engine train was not damaged, troopers said.

Engineer Larry Duane Jones, 39, of Dillsburg, Pa., and conductor Robert Lynn Shubert, 42, of Middletown, Pa., were not injured., troopers said.

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The accident was still under investigation Sunday night.

Hykes' husband, Mark Donald Hykes, and their 4-year-old son, Daniel, were killed in a four-vehicle accident at the intersection of Pa. 16 and Hill Road in April, according to state police.

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