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UPDATE: Person hit by train in McDowell County identified

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MCDOWELL COUNTY, WV (WVVA) -

The West Virginia State Police have identified the woman killed after being struck by a train in McDowell County.

Melissa Trent, 32, of Welch was walking on the tracks in the Hemphill #2 Tunnel Mine when she was hit. It happened shortly before 6 p.m. Thursday. Trent was pronounced dead at the scene.

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West Virginia State Police are investigating how a person was hit by a train Thursday evening in McDowell County.

Dispatchers say they received the call from Norfolk Southern just before 6:00 p.m. of the accident in the Hemphill community.

9-1-1 was not able to confirm the victim's condition.

State police is still investigating and WVVA will bring you the latest information as it comes in. 

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