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UPDATE: Woman ID'd by family after train accident

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Nieces, nephews and other family friends set up a lemonade stand in memory of their aunt just hours after she was killed walking along the railroad tracks in Chelsea on Thursday, July 23. (Kristin Rogers, KWWL) Nieces, nephews and other family friends set up a lemonade stand in memory of their aunt just hours after she was killed walking along the railroad tracks in Chelsea on Thursday, July 23. (Kristin Rogers, KWWL)
A train stopped in the middle of Chelsea after an accident on the tracks Thursday, July 23. (Kristin Rogers, KWWL) A train stopped in the middle of Chelsea after an accident on the tracks Thursday, July 23. (Kristin Rogers, KWWL)
CHELSEA (KWWL) -

A family friend has confirmed the name of a woman who died after being struck by a train in Chelsea.

Friends say Guillermina Ordaz was the woman officials say was killed when she was walking alone on railroad tracks in Chelsea.

KWWL's Kristin Rogers was in Chelsea as family set up a lemonade stand to raise money for her funeral expenses. They made signs saying the stand was "in loving memory" of Ordaz.

Officials did not deny that Ordaz was the woman killed.

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PREVIOUS STORY:

A female was struck and killed by a train in Chelsea on Thursday, according to the Tama County Sheriff's Office.

A Tama County deputy sheriff on scene confirmed to KWWL's Kristin Rogers that a female was struck by a train in Chelsea around 9 a.m.

That train, a Union Pacific train, was then stopped in the middle of town.

Deputies say an eastbound train struck the woman walking on the tracks.

The woman died of her injuries, according to the sheriff's office. Her name is being withheld pending notification of family.

The investigation is ongoing.

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ORIGINAL STORY:

The Tama County Sheriff's Office says they are responding to a report of an accident on the railroad tracks in Chelsea.

A deputy tells KWWL that two deputies and a state trooper are responding to the an accident on the railroad tracks just east of Station Street.

KWWL's Kristin Rogers is there, and said emergency vehicles were still on the scene Thursday morning.

Rogers reports the Chelsea Fire Department was rerouting traffic because the stopped train was blocking intersections in the middle of town.

Kristin Rogers and Amie Steffeneicher contributed to this report.

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