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New London driver killed after train collision

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:49 PM

ROCHESTER A rural New London woman was killed instantly Saturday when a train hit her driver's side door at a Baker Road railroad crossing in Huntington Township.

Amanda M. White, 18, of 24505 Gore Orphanage Road, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident that happened about 6:30 p.m. Troopers with the state Highway Patrol's Elyria post said White was heading south and the train went about 2,000 feet before both it and the 1997 Ford Escort stopped after the collision.

A medical helicopter transported White's passenger, Todd P. Denes, 25, of Wellington, to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. A dispatcher said Denes was listed in critical, but stable, condition Sunday.

There was a posted stop sign for both directions on Baker Road as well as a railroad crossing sign and related pavement markings north of the tracks. The incident remains under investigation.

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