Woman walked onto train tracks, killed Monday

SEBRING — Susan Pinto, 60, of Sebring, died Monday night after walking in front of a train at a crossing on North 15th Street near West Pennsylvania Avenue. She died at the scene in the 7:30 p.m. episode.

Trooper Ben Miller with the Canfield post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said operators of the train said the woman “slowly and consistently walked across the crossing. She just kept walking.”

The train followed its standard protocol — it activated its whistle, and the gates at the crossing were activated, Miller said.

The crew of the Norfolk Southern train has video cameras aimed in front of the train that captured the incident, and the company will be providing a copy to investigators, Miller said. The patrol has not yet viewed the video.

The woman’s death is being classified as accidental pending further investigation. “We are looking at all avenues,” he said of what caused this to happen. An autopsy will be performed, and it may suggest an explanation, Miller said.



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