Woman waits for 1st train, hit by second in Hamilton

The train used its air horn and whistles but wasn't able to stop


HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) – Police say a woman was hit by a train and died in a southwest Ohio county that has the state’s highest rate of railroad crossing deaths over the past decade.

Hamilton police Sgt. Brian Robinson says it appears the woman waited for one train to pass Wednesday morning, then entered the tracks and was hit by a second train headed in the opposite direction. She was pronounced dead around 6:40 a.m.

Robinson says the train used its air horn and whistles but wasn’t able to stop. He says a 2-mile stretch of road was closed for several hours.

The woman’s identity wasn’t immediately released. The Butler County Coroner’s Office will perform an autopsy.

The county has seen 20 railroad-related fatalities over the past 10 years.

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