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Melissa Hemingway, 44, seriously injured, taken to hospital, after her car, traveling on the tracks, collides with a Norfolk Southern freight train near Richwood.
Modified Date:Sun, 09/28/2014 - 10:01am
Accident Date:Saturday, March 15, 2014
Police are investigating a collision involving a train and vehicle in Richwood. Officers were sent to the 11000 block of Old Lexington Pike around 1:15 p.m. Sunday. According to police, Melissa Hemingway, 44, drove her vehicle approximately half a mile southbound on the tracks before colliding with an oncoming northbound Norfolk Southern train. The train, estimated to be traveling at 25 mph, went into full emergency brake mode but still pushed the car back 215 yards, officials said. Authorities said Hemingway was taken to the UC Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries. The crash remains under investigation.
Roadway:Old Lexington Pike
County:Boone County, KY