Railroad News

Kentucky Pedestrian Killed While Crossing CSX Tracks at Commonly Used Pathway

(Covington, Kentucky – February 26, 2015)

A 46-year-old Madisonville, KY woman crossing CSX railroad tracks via a clearly well-worn and commonly used pathway where there is no public crossing died after she was struck by a freight train at about 9:17 P.M., EST Thursday night near the street intersection of 43rd and Glenn Streets in Covington, KY.

Lisa Wohlman was among many who used the pathway, as news media reports pictured a gaping hole in a poorly-maintained fence near the tracks and numerous footprints in the heavy snow which covered the area and probably made negotiating the pathway more difficult for the victim.

Wohlman was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center where she died from her injuries just before 11:30 P.M., according to the Hamilton County Coroner’s Office.

According to the Federal Railroad Administration, a daily average of 20 trains pass through the rail corridor daily at a maximum speed of 30 mph.