A North Carolina woman is dead after her motorized wheelchair got stuck while she crossed railroad tracks and she was hit by a freight train.
Media organizations say it happened shortly after midnight Friday in Kenly, about 45 miles (72 kilometers) east of Raleigh. A police spokesman said either the 40-year-old woman’s wheelchair battery died or its wheels snagged on the tracks.
Officials say the victim was paralyzed from the waist down. She wasn’t identified pending notification of her family.