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UPDATE: Elderly woman killed in collision involving car and train near Woodstock identified

UPDATE: 5:15 P.M. Wednesday

We now know the name of the elderly woman killed in a collision between a car and a freight train near Ingersoll.

Oxford County OPP says 92-year-old Helen Beggs from Zorra Township was killed in the collision that happened Tuesday morning.

Police say Beggs was driving a Volkswagon Jetta on north on 31st Line, between Road 74 and Road 68, and collided with a Canadian Pacific freight train that was heading west to London from the Woodstock area.

Beggs was the lone occupant of the vehicle and no one else was hurt.

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An investigation into the cause of the collision continues.

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UPDATE: 4:52 P.M.

An elderly woman is dead after a collision between a car and a freight train near Ingersoll.

The collision took place Tuesday morning when Perth County OPP say a small sedan being driven north on 31st Line, between Road 74 and Road 68, collided with a Canadian Pacific freight train that was heading west to London from the Woodstock area.

Police say a 92-year-old woman was the only occupant in the sedan and she was killed in the collision.

Perth County OPP Media Relations Officer Barry Cookson says investigators will look at factors like how the fast the train was travelling as they try to determine what caused the collision.

“They will try and do a download of the vehicle to determine the speed of the vehicle at the time as well as whether such items like a brake pedal were applied prior to the collision.”

Cookson adds that the woman’s name has not been released while next of kin are notified.

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Police say there has been a fatal collision between a car and a train near Woodstock.

The collision was reported by police just before noon Tuesday and they say it took place at a railway crossing on 31st Line, north of Dundas Street.

Police are currently on scene and have closed Roads 68 to 74.

No details have been released about who was killed or what caused the collision.

The Canadian Pacific Police Service have been called in to help with the investigation.

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