Virginia State Police investigating fatal New Kent crash involving train

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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.

This is a developing story. Stay with 8News for updates.

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