Woman dies after being struck by train in Richmond

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Richmond Police Department vehicle. File photo

A woman died after being struck by a train on Richmond’s far-east side.

Shortly before 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, Richmond Police Department officers responded to a report of a woman struck by a train near Gravel Pit Road.

Gravel Pit Road extends north of U.S. 40, just west of Red Lobster, 5400 National Road E. The train tracks are northwest of the commercial district of restaurants and hotels, with trains on that track occasionally visible to those approaching the state line.

Upon arrival, officers and medical personnel found the female west of the Gravel Pit Road crossing. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The female had been walking eastbound on the south side of the railroad tracks when struck.

Her identity is currently being withheld pending notification of family, according to a news release from Lt. Brandon Cappa of RPD’s Investigative Services Division.

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