Just before 3:00 Sunday morning, a Waycross woman was hit by a CSX train on South Nichols Street, near the intersection of Francis Street in Waycross.
41 year old Jessica Elaine Parker of Waycross was walking northbound along South Nichols Street when she disregarded the railroad crossing arm barrier that was activated, according to Major C. J. “Chris” Tatum of the Waycross Police Department.
Parker failed to stop for the railroad grade crossing barrier and crossed in front of the oncoming train. She was struck with the front of the lead CSX engine.
Her body came to rest approximately 70 feet west of the crossing, where she was pronounced deceased at the seen by the Ware County Deputy Coroner.
Her body has been sent to the State of Georgia Crime lab for autopsy.