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Woman Dies After Train Struck Car In Edinburgh
Updated November 7, 2017 6:35 AM | Filed under: Accident
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(EDINBURGH) - A woman died Monday after a train struck a car in Edinburgh.

Police say the vehicle was going eastbound on East Main Cross Street, near Holland Street, when it collided with a train going northbound around 12:30 p.m.

FOX59 reports, the victim, 74-year-old Sharon Gobin, was transported to Johnson Memorial Hospitalm, where she later died. She was the only person in the car.

Several people who were eating a restaurant next to the tracks rushed out to help when they heard the collision. The Edinburgh police chief and the Johnson County coroner happened to be among them.

"A number of military people were in there as well and tried to rescue," said David Mann, Edinburgh Police chief.

The crash remains under investigation.

Mann could not say how fast the train was going at the time of the incident, but said they typically travel about 40 mph in that area and are authorized to go as fast as 49 mph. The train had approximately ten cars. The stretch of railroad where the crash occurred does not have a crossing arm.

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