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Wednesday, Apr 25 2012 04:28 PM

Motorist killed when car hit by train

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    By Alex Horvath/ The Californian

    A freight train struck a woman's car at about 4 a.m. Wednesday near Santa Fe Way and Hageman Road. The woman reportedly tried to beat the train and was hit and dragged a half mile. The railroad crossings at Reina Road and Kratzmeyer Road were closed.

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    By Alex Horvath / The Californian

    A tow-truck operator waits for clearance to tow away a car involved in a early morning accident in northwest Bakersfield. A freight train struck the woman's car at about 4 a.m. Wednesday near Santa Fe Way and Hageman Road. The woman reportedly tried to beat the train and was hit and dragged a half mile. The railroad crossings at Reina Road and Kratzmeyer Road were closed.

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By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

A motorist was killed when the vehicle she was driving was struck by a train early Wednesday morning just west of Bakersfield.

The driver, Genevieve Alysse Gamboa, 22, died at the scene, according to the coroner's office.

The crash happened about 3:30 a.m. when a BNSF train struck the Chevy Cavalier, said BNSF spokeswoman Lena Kent. The freight train's two crew members were uninjured.

An investigation is ongoing.

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