Coroner identifies woman killed in Newberry train crash
The York County Coroner has released the name of the woman who died in Saturday’s train accident in Newberry Township.
Cori Elizabeth Sisti, 23, of New Cumberland was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday to determine the manner and cause of death.
The crash occurred at 4:53 p.m. Saturday when Sisti, a man, and her child were on their way to a family gathering near Susquehanna River Newberry Township police said.
The car was driving across the tracks on Cly Road when the train hit the car broadside, on its passenger side and pushed it down the tracks.
The male driver Akim S. Jones-Williams is listed in critical condition at York Hospital.
The couple’s 2-year-old daughter was flown to Penn State Hershey Medical Center and is currently listed in critical condition.
Norfolk Southern says the train was pulling 45 empty cars and the track speed is 40 miles per hour in this area. Officials will review the computer system on the train for records of its speed and other details.
Sgt. Richard Rocco with Newberry Township Police says, “Newberry Township Police and Norfolk Southern will be investigating from all angles to see what took place. The car was pushed approximately 45 yards down the tracks and then basically pushed off the tracks into a wooded area.”
Two crew members were on board the train at the time, they were not injured.
Norfolk Southern says this is a crossing on private property and that’s why there are no gates or warning lights. A representative says there is a crossing sign. He says the agreement on safety features at a private crossing is decided between the property owner and the railroad.
Police say documents show the family listed at an address in Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County. The accident is still under investigation.