SHELBURN, Ind. (WTHI) - A woman killed by a train, may have been confused when crossing the tracks as to where she was going due to a disease.
Sunday afternoon, around 1:00 p.m., Indiana State Trooper Brent Robinson responded to the CSX railroad crossing on Mill Street in Shelburn, Indiana.
Trooper Robinson says 68-year-old Goldie Cummins died Sunday after a train that was crossing downtown hit her.
Witnesses told police that the train used its horn and that the crossing lights and sirens were working, but Cummins appeared to be confused.
Police say witnesses tried to save Cummins but it was too late.
"Witnesses were trying to warn her and run to her aid but prior to them being able to get to the tracks, she was struck by the train. In speaking with her family members we learned that she was in early stages of Alzheimer's diseases also and according to witnesses she seemed some what confused," said Trooper Robinson.
Police say the train was traveling at 58-miles-per-hour. Robinson says by the time the conductor saw Cummins it was too late to stop or slow down.
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