Woman killed by train in Chautauqua County identified

Chautauqua County

WESTFIELD, N.Y. (WIVB) — A person in Chautauqua County was killed after being struck by a train Thursday afternoon.

Officials say it happened on Thursday afternoon in the area of N. Gale St.

Westfield police provided more information on Friday morning, revealing the identity of the victim as 62-year-old Dixie Smith — a resident of Sherman. Responding officers found her underneath the train.

Before this, she was last seen walking north across the tracks, while the train was headed east toward Buffalo.

Officials are still investigating this incident.

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