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UPDATE: One dead in accident involving train and car on Dixie Highway

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A woman died after a train struck her car on a crossing in far southwest Louisville Wednesday night, police said Wednesday night.

Deputy Coroner Jack Arnold says 56-year-old Robin Wolfe of Louisville was pronounced dead at the scene just after 9 p.m. due to trauma sustained in the collision.

The crash occurred about 8:45 p.m. Wednesday at the crossing near Abbotts Beach Road and Dixie Highway, Louisville Metro Police spokesman Dwight Mitchell said.

Wolfe was the only person in a sedan that was struck. She died at the scene, according to police.

The crossing does not have warning lights or gates, Mitchell said. It does have the familiar, white "crossbucks" signs.

Several people saw the collision and say they heard the train's whistle sound before the crash, Mitchell said.

Police traffic investigators and Pleasure Ridge Park firefighters were called to the scene.

The Federal Railroad Administration database shows no record of other fatal crashes at the crossing.

On average, 11 trains pass the crossing per day, traveling 30-35 m.p.h., according to the FRA.

Kraft Funeral Home in New Albany will be handling Wolfe's funeral arrangements, according to Arnold.

Related: SUNDAY EDITION | Gates planned at Kentucky rail crossings with frequent crashes

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