Police identify woman fatally hit by train in University area

- A woman was killed after being hit by an train in the University area, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. 

The incident happened about 9 p.m. in the 1600 block of McLean Road near Old Concord Road.

Officers say Sarah Doe was a passenger in a white Chevrolet Equinox that was heading west on McLean Road. As the Chevy approached Old Concord Road, a set of railroad crossing arms were in the down position with red lights flashing, causing the Chevrolet to come to a stop. Police say Doe got out of the car and manually lifted the railroad crossing gate arm. Once the gate arm was lifted, the Chevrolet traveled under the gate arm to the west side of the railroad tracks on McLean Road.

After the Chevrolet passed under the gate arm and stopped on the west side of the railroad tracks, Doe proceeded to travel back to the Chevrolet in order to re-enter the Chevrolet as a passenger, according to police. During this time, Doe was struck by an Amtrak passenger train that was traveling south on the railroad as she attempted to cross. After the crash, the passenger train stopped and there were no reported injuries from the passengers.

Alcohol or drug use is unknown at this time for the pedestrian.  

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