NOWATA — Two children died Monday afternoon after a train struck their mother's vehicle, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.
The wreck happened about 3:15 p.m. on County Road 28 just east of U.S. 169, four miles south of Nowata.
Natalie M. Benham, 28, failed to yield at a railroad crossing and her car was hit by a Union Pacific train, troopers said.
Her two daughters, Hailey Marie Benham, 9, and Hannah Daniel Benham, 6, both died at the scene of the wreck.
Natalie Benham was taken to a Tulsa hospital with injuries that were not life threatening, troopers said.
All of the Benhams were wearing seat belts.