ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - A 52-year-old legally blind woman has died after being hit by an Amtrak train while crossing railroad tracks in Rochester.
Police tell local media outlets that the woman was hit by a westbound passenger train Sunday evening and died at Strong Memorial Hospital.
Police haven't released the woman's name, but her family identifies her as Patsy Hickman.
Relatives say she had just finished babysitting for some of her nine grandchildren when she was hit by the train while walking to a nearby store. Family members say there's no barrier at the crossing where she was hit.
Relatives say Hickman was legally blind and usually would be escorted across the tracks by friends or family, but no one was available when she headed to the store.
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