Woman killed after vehicle hit by train in Gaffney

GAFFNEY, SC (WSPA) – Authorities say a woman died after her SUV was hit by a train in Gaffney.

Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler identified the victim as Beth Motts Ramsey, 49, of Gaffney.

Fowler said in a release that according to reports from witnesses, Ramsey was headed west on Floyd Baker Boulevard in a 2004 Honda CRV and drove around the protective arms that were down at the crossing near the intersection of Granard Street around 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Ramsey’s vehicle was hit by a train.

She died at the scene.

Fowler said the Norfolk Southern train — with three locomotives and 93 cars — was headed to Linwood, North Carolina from New Orleans at the time of the crash.

No crew members on the train were injured and there was no damage to the train in the crash.

An autopsy has been scheduled for Wednesday.

Ramsey, who was wearing her seat belt, was the only person in the vehicle.