AKRON, Ohio – A 41-year-old woman driving on a set of CSX railroad tracks in North Akron was hit by a train around midnight Thursday after getting he SUV stuck in the path of a train.
Akron police said the driver entered the railroad through a muddy access road near the intersection of Upton Avenue and Easton Drive. She then started driving north along the tracks for about 500 feet before she got stuck in the deep gravel that supports the tracks.
The front of her SUV was over the western rail of the tracks as a 9,000 foot long CSX train heading south at 33 MPH crashed into her. The impact tossed the SUV off the tracks flipping it over and partially ejecting the woman through the windshield.