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Fenton Police Believe Train Victim Was Walking on Tracks

An autopsy is scheduled Tuesday for a woman who was struck and killed by a train in Fenton.

An autopsy is scheduled Tuesday for a woman who was Monday night.

Police believe the woman, who was in her late teens, walked along the north railway and was struck by an eastbound train just west of the U.S. 23 overpass, according to a press release. Fenton Police responded to the incident at 7:13 p.m. The woman's body was taken to Hurley Hospital around 8:30 p.m. and she was pronounced dead on arrival.

The victim's name is being withheld until police receive a positive identification and notify family members.

Fenton and Canadian National Railway police are continuing to investigate the incident. Police did not release any more information.

E.C. July 11, 2012 at 02:51 PM
So sad, she was a friend of my sons. Prayers and thoughts go out to her family and friends :(
Mark W Rummel July 11, 2012 at 06:03 PM
All railroad tracks are private property. The only place the public can legally use them is at designated crossings. Many people cross tracks everywhere as shortcuts or use them to take their senior school pictures, but they are clearly marked "No Trespassing." It is very unfortunate that this young girl died in this manner.
Jill Tharaldson July 11, 2012 at 08:50 PM
My heart is saddened with the loss of this young woman! What a horrific way to die! I pray for her family and friends that they find peace and healing together! God be with you my sweet girl, as the perpetual light shine upon you!
julie July 15, 2012 at 01:47 AM
OK well she did not do this on perpose. She did not hear the train. She loved life. So don't judge. We lost enough.
Sean Rosekrans July 15, 2012 at 09:39 AM
Nice comment Julie. I am sure we have not ALL walked on RR tracks. I work for a RR and avoid them because of the danger. About the train crew no remorse about them?

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