A 19-year-old woman died when her vehicle was hit by a train in Harrodsburg on Saturday morning.
Sophia Ammons, 19, of Harrodsburg, was driving a 1991 GMC Jimmy east on Bohon Road when the train hit the vehicle as it was crossing the tracks at about 9:30 a.m., said Mercer County Deputy Coroner Chuck Bugg.
He said there is no barricade at that intersection, and the sun apparently prevented Ammons from seeing the flashing lights indicating that a train was coming.
"The train was right there on her," Bugg said.
Never miss a local story.
He said Ammons was the only person in the vehicle.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Ransdell Funeral Chapel in Harrodsburg, he said.