Woman hit, killed by train in Gaston Co.

Woman hit, killed by train in Gaston Co.

GASTONIA, N.C. (WBTV) - Sky3 was over a fatal accident involving a train just before noon, Friday.

The incident occurred near the intersection of Jenkins Road and West Poplar Street in Gastonia.

Pedestrian struck, killed by train in Gaston County

Gastonia Police were called to the scene at 11:37 a.m. The victim has since been identified as Melissa Marie Erwin, 33, of Gastonia.

Police say Erwin was walking on the tracks by West Airline Avenue and didn’t get out of the path of the train in time to avoid being struck.

First responders were previously on scene with the victim near West Airline Avenue and Littlejohn Street.

No further information at this time.

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