An elderly woman is dead after a train crashes into her car. The accident happened late Sunday morning in Wellington at the Union Pacific crossing on Harvey Avenue near Highway 81.
Police say 66-year-old Lonnie "Mae" Nash apparently pulled up to the tracks just as the gates were coming down for an approaching train. Police say Nash may have become confused and at the last minute tried to get away out of the way of the train by continuing onto the tracks.
The train struck Nash's car. She died at the scene. Police are still investigating the cause of the accident.