Trooper Jeffrey Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 4, Elizabethtown
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An Upton, KY Woman Killed By A Train
Date of News Release: 12/14/2005
(Elizabethtown, KY) - Elsie Thompson parked her vehicle and was walking across the railroad tracks to the Whistle Stop Restaurant where she was an employee. Ms. Thompson stepped into the path of a northbound CSX Train. After Ms. Thompson was struck, she was thrown from the railroad tracks where she came to a final rest on the shoulder of the road. Ms. Thompson was pronounced dead at the scene by Deputy Coroner Ken Spankenberger.