The Pub­lic Util­i­ties Com­mis­sion of Ohio has approved improve­ments at a rail­road cross­ing on Henry County E near Desh­ler that was the site of a fatal car-train crash.

48 year old Rebecca McCoy-Basore of Hamil­ton, Ohio, was killed last Feb­ru­ary when she failed to stop for a north­bound CSX train.

The rail­road cross­ing will now be upgraded with mast-mounted flash­ing lights and road­way gates by Octo­ber.

Fund­ing for the upgrade will be pro­vided by fed­eral funds. Addi­tional improve­ments to the cross­ing will be funded by the State Grade Cross­ing Safety Fund.

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