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Woman hit, killed by train in Augusta County

Sunday - 6/16/2013, 12:51pm  ET

LYNDHURST, Va. (AP) -- Police say a Lyndhurst woman was trying to get off the tracks when she was hit by a train on a trestle.

The Augusta County Sheriff's Office tells media outlets that the 19-year-old victim and a male companion were fishing off the trestle when they heard the train. The man got off the tracks but the woman slipped and fell a few feet from the end of the trestle.

The accident occurred around 5:30 p.m. Saturday in Lyndhurst.

The victim's name hasn't been released.

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