Gaffney woman killed after car struck by freight train in Cherok - | WBTV Charlotte

Gaffney woman killed after car struck by freight train in Cherokee Co., per coroner

Collision near Granard Street. (2/13/18 FOX Carolina) Collision near Granard Street. (2/13/18 FOX Carolina)
Collision near Granard Street. (2/13/18 FOX Carolina) Collision near Granard Street. (2/13/18 FOX Carolina)
GAFFNEY, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Authorities were called to the scene of a deadly collision involving a freight train on Tuesday.

The incident was reported on Floyd Baker Boulevard near Granard Street in Gaffney around 4:45 p.m.

The coroner said a witness reported 49-year-old Beth Motts Ramsey was traveling west on Floyd Baker Blvd. around the protective arms that were in the down position at the train crossing near Granard Street when her vehicle was T-boned at the driver's side door. Ramsey was pronounced dead at the scene.

The coroner said the Norfolk Southern train consisted of three locomotives and 93 cars and was en route to Linwood, NC from New Orleans when the crash occurred.

No one on board the train was injured, the coroner confirmed, and the train also did not sustain any damage.

AN autopsy has been scheduled for Wednesday. Ramsey was wearing a seat belt at the time of the collision and was the only occupant in the vehicle.

Stay with FOX Carolina for updates on this developing story.

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