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Driver of Car Struck by NJ Transit Train in New Providence Killed

By kcora on
New Providence

Authorities have identified the 61-year-old woman who was killed when the car she was driving was struck by a New Jersey Transit train in New Providence.

According to officials, the driver - later identified as Susan Brown, of New Providence, traveled northbound on Union Avenue when she came upon a steep incline shortly before 6 p.m. Police say Brown may have slid or possibly got stuck on the tracks when the Gladstone Branch train struck the vehicle.

Brown was transported to Morristown Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 6:48 p.m.

Officials confirmed that no injuries were reported among the 100 passengers on the train at the time of the crash.

The incident remains under investigation.