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Updated 6 p.m.
GSP officials confirm Edward Ellis Brumfield Jr. of Cartersville was killed in a morning collision with a train, but say he was 80 years old.
Updated 4:30 p.m.
WBHF-AM 1450 reports the driver has been identified as 77-year-old Edward Brumfield of Cartersville.
Updated 1:40 p.m.
Wright said the driver killed in a fatal crash on the tracks near Woffords Crossroads Baptist Church "went around the stop arm and was hit in the driver's door by the train."
Juanita Anderson said she and her grandparents heard the crash, then heard the train apply its brakes.
"My grandparents said said that’s the third one they’ve witnessed on those tracks since the 1970s," Anderson added. She said witnesses now say the victim was an older man, but authorities have not yet released the identity.
Wright said no one else was hurt in the incident.
One person was killed in a train-car crash on Cass-White Road near U.S. 411 in Cartersville, Georgia State Patrol spokesman Gordy Wright confirmed.
"Troopers are still at the scene and what I have so far is that the crash occurred around 10:50 a.m. involving a passenger car and a train," Wright said, adding one fatality was reported.
The crash happened in front of 1491 Cass-White Road near the city of White, according to Wright.
Bartow County Fire Department personnel knowledgeable about the incident were not available, but The Daily Tribune News reports the passenger car hit a train, burst into flames and came to rest in a nearby pond.
On its Facebook page, WBHF-AM 1450 reports Coroner Joel Guyton said the victim's identity, age and gender at this time are unknown.
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