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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

A woman is recovering after being hit by a train in Dubuque. 

It happened early this morning just before 6 a.m. near Hawthorne  Street and Rhomberg Avenue.

Police are saying they're investigating possible criminal activity with this incident.  After  talking to doctors, they think  she  may have been assaulted. 

According to police, 18-year-old Ellie McIntyre of Dubuque was sitting on the  tracks.

The engineer of the train blew his whistle and applied  his brakes, but McIntrye didn't move.

At that point, she was struck by  the engine. 

After she was hit, police say she was conscious.

They found her beside the rail road tracks.

Police say Mcintrye had some injuries.

She was taken to Finley Hospital's Emergency Room in Dubuque, but later taken to Iowa City because of severe injuries.

Police say the investigation in this case is on-going.

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Our partners at the Dubuque Telegraph Herald report that Dubuque police say a woman was injured after being hit by a train Sunday morning.

This happened in the area of Hawthorne Street and Rhomberg Avenue just before 6 a.m. on Sunday.

“She was taken to a local hospital and then flown to Iowa City. I don’t know the extent of her injuries,” said Lt. Mike Schmit.

Police have not released the woman’s name and say they are continuing to investigate the incident.

“We think she was possibly assaulted,” Schmit said.

Schmit said additional information could be released later today.

KWWL's Shirley Descorbeth contributed to this report. 

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