|Ohio scenic railroad train hits car, kills driver|
|Written by By Associated Press|
|Saturday, 14 July 2012 05:03|
NORTH CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in northeast Ohio say a train traveling on a scenic railroad collided with a car at a crossing, killing the vehicle's 85-year-old driver.
The State Highway Patrol says Wiladine VanWert of Canton drove her Honda Accord through a warning gate at the active railroad crossing in North Canton. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) Valley Scenic Railroad train was on the second leg of its morning round trip between Canton and Akron when it struck the car at about 11:45 a.m. Friday.
The patrol says the train's engineer, crew and two passengers were not injured.
The vintage railroad runs through Ohio's Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The president and CEO of the not-for-profit railroad offered his condolences to the driver's family in a written statement.
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.
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