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KSP: Woman hit and killed by train while walking on tracks in McCreary Co.

Police said the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

MCCREARY COUNTY, Ky. — Kentucky State Police said a woman died Wednesday after being hit by a train near the Revelo Community of McCreary County.

According to KSP, officers believe the woman, identified at 48-year-old Chastity Atwell from Whitley City, had been walking along the railroad tracks when she was hit by a Norfolk Southern train around 7 p.m.

The county coroner pronounced the woman dead at the scene and sent her remains to the State Medical Office in Frankfort for autopsy.