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Woman dies when train hits her as she tries to free grandson

Added 05-18-20 07:03:02pm EST - “A north Louisiana woman has died from train crash injuries that police say she suffered while trying to get her 2-year-old grandson out of harm's way.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Woman dies when train hits her as she tries to free grandson”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

DOYLINE, La. (AP) - A north Louisiana woman has died from train crash injuries that police say she suffered while trying to get her 2-year-old grandson out of harm’s way.

Rebecca Woodard, a 51-year-old Minden resident, was hit Saturday at a Kansas City Southern Railway crossing in Doyline. She was taken to a Shreveport hospital where she died later.

Doyline Police Chief Robert Hayden described Woodard as a “hero” to KTBS-TV, saying the woman was still trying to free the 2-year-old when the train hit her 1997 Chevrolet Blazer, which had stalled while crossing the tracks.

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Woodard and an older grandchild had tried to push the SUV off the tracks, said Louisiana State Police spokesperson Brent Hardy.

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