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Published: Monday, 2/18/2013

Hamilton woman dies after car struck by train

Collision happens outside Deshler village limits


DESHLER, Ohio — A driver from Hamilton, Ohio, was killed Sunday afternoon when the car she was driving was struck by a CSX train just outside the Deshler village limits, authorities said.

The Ohio Highway Patrol said Rebecca McCoy-Basore, 48, who was driving a 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Henry County Coroner Marek Skoskiewicz.

Henry County Sheriff Michael Bodenbender said Ms. McCoy-Basore’s car was struck broadside on the driver’s side.

The collision was reported at 1:53 p.m.

No one was injured aboard the train, which did not derail, the sheriff said, adding that the crossing is only marked by cross bucks.

Investigators said Ms. McCoy-Basore was driving west on County Road E,, west of County Road 1, which marks the Wood-Henry County line, just north of Deshler, when it was struck.

The train continued down the tracks approximately 1,000 feet before coming to a stop with the vehicle in front.

Ms. McCoy-Basore was wearing a seatbelt. No crossing lights or gates mark the crossing, but troopers noted three signs south of the crossing warn of approaching traffic of the crossing ahead.

The Deshler Fire Department and EMS, as well as the sheriff’s office responded to the call.


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