UPDATE: (5:50 P.M. Oct. 6, 2022) – The Cabell County Sheriff’s Office has identified a woman struck and killed by a train this morning on Route 2.

Cabell County Sheriff Chuck Zerkle says the victim has been identified as 60-year-old Tamela Brandow of Milton.

The sheriff says Brandow was struck by a CSX train on WV Route 2 at the 46th Street crossing in Cabell County near the recycling plant around 2 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022.

According to Zerkle, CSX video showed Brandow on the tracks pushing a shopping cart. He says the video shows she allegedly saw the train, but allegedly did not “make any effort” to get off the tracks.

Cabell County deputies and CSX police are investigating.


UPDATE: (10:18 A.M. Oct. 6, 2022) – Cabell County dispatchers say Route 2 has reopened after a woman was hit by a train overnight.


CABELL COUNTY, WV. (WOWK) – West Virginia Route 2 is closed in both directions in Cabell County, after a woman was hit and killed by a train overnight.

It happened on West Virginia Route 2, where it crosses over 46th street near the recycling plant.

According to Cabell County dispatchers, the call came in just after 2 a.m. Thursday morning.

The female victim was dead when first responders arrived.

Crews are working to re-open the roadway.