VINTA - A Craig County woman was killed when a Union Pacific train collided with her vehicle, authorities said Thursday.
Reina Cornwell, 42, of rural Vinita, died Wednesday before noon, said Vinita Police Det. Tony Chenoweth. The collision occurred at a railroad crossing one block of U.S. Highway 60 north of Vinita.
Witnesses said they heard the crash, but no one actually saw the crash except the train conductor, Chenoweth said.
Cornwell was eastbound when she crossed the intersection without stopping. The intersection had no warning lights, but did have a warning sign, he said. Chenoweth said the conductor operating the 90-car train sounded the horn, but Cornwell didn't stop.
“It was just a bad accident,” Chenoweth said. “Apparently, she didn't see the train.”
The accident is under investigation by Union Pacific and the Vinita Police Department.