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1 woman dead after being struck by train in Ames

AMES, Iowa (AP) -- Police in Ames say a woman is dead after she was struck by a Union Pacific train.

Ames Police Department Cmdr. Mike Brennan says the woman was trying to cross railroad tracks around 9:30 p.m. on Saturday.

The woman, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead on arrival.

Brennan says witnesses told police that the woman was trying to hurry across the tracks and possibly beat the oncoming train.

He says signals and alarms at the crossing were functioning properly.

This comes just a few months after another woman, a 19-year old Iowa State University student, was struck and killed by a train in April. Police found she was intoxicated at the time of her death.

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