KENLY (AP) A North Carolina woman is dead after her motorized wheelchair got stuck while she crossed railroad tracks and she was hit by a freight train.
Media organizations say it happened shortly after midnight Friday in Kenly, about 45 miles (72 kilometers) east of Raleigh. A police spokesman said either the 40-year-old woman’s wheelchair battery died or its wheels snagged on the tracks.
Officials say the victim was paralyzed from the waist down. She wasn’t identified pending notification of her family.
Police said the northbound CSX train was traveling from Florence, South Carolina, to Richmond, Virginia.