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Driver struck and killed by oncoming train after police say she drove around railroad crossing gate

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Posted at 1:42 PM, Nov 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-02 13:42:37-05

CLEVELAND — A 33-year-old woman was killed after she drove around the railroad crossing gate and was struck by an oncoming train, according to a spokesperson for Cleveland police.

Officers responded on Sunday at around 9:41 p.m. to a crash involving a vehicle in the area of East 78th Street and Aetna Road.

Investigators learned a 33-year-old woman drove her vehicle around the railroad closing gate and was struck by an oncoming train.

The 33-year-old driver was pronounced dead at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center.

A 31-year-old female passenger who was inside the vehicle was hospitalized with multiple injuries. Her condition has not been released at this time.

This is the second fatal crash involving a train in a week. On Oct. 26, a 64-year-old woman, later identified as Karen A. Farley, died after her car was struck by a train at West 111th Street.

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