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Woman struck by slow-moving train in Idaho

UPDATED: Wed., June 3, 2015, 8:18 a.m.

An 65-year-old woman is in the hospital this morning after she stepped in front of a slow-moving train in Athol, Idaho.

First responders were called to the scene near Meadow Street and Highway 54 shortly after 6 a.m. The woman was pulled from the tracks and airlifted to Kootenai Health. The extent of her injuries was unclear, but they didn’t appear life-threatening, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office reported.

The sheriff’s office said it appeared the woman was crossing the Union Pacific tracks about a quarter mile north of Highway 54 when she was struck. Timberlake Fire Chief Kevin Kleinworth said the woman was found on her back under the fourth car of the train.


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