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A woman critically injured a week ago when the car she was in crashed into a parked train north of Austin now is in fair condition.

Shannon Mae Boehnke, 28, of Marietta, Minn., remains in Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester, a hospital spokeswoman said Tuesday.

Boehnke was a passenger in a car that crashed about 12:50 a.m. Dec. 10 into a train stopped at a railroad crossing near Lansing. She was flown to Rochester, where she underwent surgery, authorities said. She had head and internal injuries, and hadn't been wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, according to authorities.

The crash was at the crossing near Mower County Road 25 and 244th Street.

Neil Alan Bauman, 26, of Blooming Prairie, told authorities he had been driving about 60 mph north on County Road 25 and talking on a cell phone when his car crashed into the train.

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