A Republic woman was killed Tuesday afternoon after her car was struck by a train in Sycamore.
According to a release from the State Highway Patrol, Shelly A. Cleveland, 41, had been driving a 1994 Ford Tempo northbound on SR 67 near SR 103 when she failed to yield to railroad crossing lights and was struck by a Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway train. The train had been traveling westbound on the Carey Sub-Division Railway when it struck Cleveland's car around 2:14 p.m.
According to the release, her vehicle came to rest beside the tracks just west of the crossing.
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A Republic woman was killed after her car was struck by a train Tuesday afternoon on SR 67 in Sycamore.
Cleveland, who was pronounced dead at the scene by the Wyandot County coroner, had not been wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident. Alcohol is not considered to be a factor in the crash.
According to the release, the railroad crossing was equipped with mechanical flashing red lights and equipment was working at the time of the crash. There were no crossing gates.
The accident remains under investigation.