NEW KENT, Va. (WRIC) — A 55-year-old woman is dead after her van was struck by a train.
Virginia State Police are investigating the fatal crash that happened Thursday on Outpost Road, roughly 100 feet south of Rockahock Road.
According to early reports, a 2006 Honda Odyssey, driven by Freda Pruitt of Lanexa, was traveling east on Rockahock Road at 11:25 p.m. before turning south onto Outpost Road. Once the van made the turn it was struck by a freight train traveling east.
Pruitt died as a result of her injuries on the scene.
The train did not derail. VSP said neither the conductor or engineer were injured.
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