Police locate driver of car hit by train in Baldwin Borough

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The mystery of what happened to the driver of a car hit by a train just after midnight today in Baldwin Borough has been solved, at least in part.

Borough police located the driver, a 31-year-old woman from the Pleasant Hills area, and talked with her today about what happened around 12:25 a.m., near the Streets Run Road and Missionary Drive intersection.

Borough police Chief Michael Scott said the woman, whose name he would not release, told police the sedan she was driving stalled out and she got out and started walking away. Police believe she must have left the car in drive, and that it drifted onto the tracks, where a train carrying fuel hit and dragged it.

What's still unclear to police, though, is why she waited hours to tell police what happened.

She said she'd had "a couple" of drinks before the incident, the chief said, but that she wasn't drunk and that wasn't the reason she got out of the car.

There was some damage to the track, but no injuries were reported.

Borough police are continuing to investigate, which will determine whether charges are warranted, the chief said.

First Published November 1, 2013 7:58 AM

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