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Victim Identified in Amtrak Vs. Vehicle Collision in Dorris

The Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office has identified the woman killed in a vehicle versus Amtrak train collision.

Posted: Sep. 26, 2018 12:05 PM
Updated: Sep. 27, 2018 4:55 PM

UPDATE 9:27 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 - The Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office has identified the victim in a vehicle versus Amtrak train collision in Dorris on Monday. 

Ashley Jennifer Hinson, 35, of Van Nuys, was driving southbound on Highway 97 when her vehicle ran through the crossing gate of the train tracks and collided with an Amtrak train. 

The sheriff's office has identified her as the "driver and sole occupant" of the vehicle.

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DORRIS, Calif. - A driver and dog were killed on Tuesday after a vehicle collided with an Amtrak train in the Dorris area of Siskiyou County. 

The crash happened around 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 25, at a railroad crossing near Highway 97 and Railroad Avenue. 

The vehicle was driving southbound on Highway 97 when it ran through the crossing gate of the train tracks and collided with the Amtrak train, according to the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office. 

The vehicle caught on fire as a result of the collision. 

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene and has not been identified yet. A dog was also found dead in the vehicle. 

The sheriff's office said that an investigation into the cause of the accident determined that the railroad crossing arm barriers and signals were functioning at the time of the collision. 

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