Train wreck shuts down streets in Hollywood

Woman in car taken to hospital

Posted: Jan. 13, 2018 2:01 PM
Updated: Jan. 13, 2018 10:34 PM

UPDATE: Streets have reopened.

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Earlier today, following a train crash with a vehicle, Jackson County Road 33 and Main Street in Hollywood shut down for several hours.

Hollywood police chief Jason Hepler tells WAAY 31 an elderly woman is in a hospital in stable condition. Firefighters say the woman pulled in front of an oncoming Norfolk Southern train around 1 o’clock Saturday afternoon.

The woman apparently hesitated and tried to back up. The second-guessing caused her to linger on the track too long, according to police.

The closings affecting County Road 33 and Main Street were concentrated at the railroad crossings.

Hollywood police chief Jason Hepler

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