It is unclear the exact details of a fatal accident last night in Springfield.
Springfield police are reporting they responded to the report of a crash with a train at 11:14 p.m.
Upon arrival they found a 65 year old woman in her car alone, which had been struck by a train. She was then rushed to Memorial Medical Center where she later died.
Witnesses told police that the vehicle traveled off the roadway and onto the tracks to the northeast of the intersection before it was struck by the train.
Linda Warmoth-Shelton, 65, was pronounced dead at 12:16 a.m. Monday at Memorial Medical Center, according to the Sangamon County Coroner’s Office.
We do know that investigators aren’t sure why she was hit by the train, but the investigation is still ongoing.
The video below has been circulating around the internet this morning.
BEWARE the video is graphic in nature.
In the video you can hear a witness a man state “She just sat on top of the train and killed herself”.
More to come on this breaking story.