Fort Worth woman injured in train-car collision dies

Posted Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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A 37-year-old Fort Worth woman has died of injuries sustained last week when a car she was riding in was hit by a Trinity Railway Express train.

Amanda Moore was pronounced dead at 10:38 p.m. Tuesday at John Peter Smith Hospital, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office.

Officials have said that Moore and two others were in a small white sedan that tried to beat the train at a rail crossing in southeast Haltom City.

The wreck happened about 6:40 p.m. Oct. 1 on the tracks near Carson Street and Eden Drive, near the Fort Worth border.

A spokeswoman for the Fort Worth Transportation Authority, which operates the commuter train, has said the gates went down normally as the train approached the crossing but witnesses reported that the car tried to cross the tracks.

The other occupants of the car were also injured. Their names, ages and conditions have not been released. Officials have not said who they believe was driving the car.

None of the 67 train passengers were hurt, officials said.

Deanna Boyd, 817-390-7655 Twitter: @deannaboyd

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