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Deadly crash involving train closes two roads in Lebanon County

The crash occurred at the crossing on North Railroad Street between Broad and Spruce Streets in Palmyra.

PALMYRA, Pa. — Update (Dec. 1): The Lebanon County Coroner's Office has confirmed that Palmyra woman Kimberly Gingrich, 63, died in the crash.

Officials say the manner of death is still under investigation.

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At least one person is dead following a crash involving a train and a vehicle in Lebanon County that occurred Tuesday morning.

Authorities say the crash happened at the crossing on North Railroad Street between Broad and Spruce Streets in Palmyra around 8:15 a.m. on Nov. 30.

Norfolk Southern Railway officials responded to the scene and are conducting an investigation. Police told the transportation company that the gates were operational at the time of the incident. 

The train was a Norfolk Southern train that was traveling to Chicago when it struck the vehicle. The company says the train had three locomotives and 35 cars.

Norfolk Southern released the following statement on the incident:

Any loss of life is a tragedy – our thoughts are with this person’s family during this difficult time. This is an incredibly unfortunate reminder that railroad crossings can be uniquely dangerous places that always beg extra caution and respect of any signals.

Police are investigating the incident.

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