Train Struck, Killed Woman, Then Continued to Binghamton
State police in Binghamton are investigating an incident in which a woman died after she was hit by a freight train in western New York.
Authorities say 50-year-old Janette Moore of Middlebury is believed to have been struck by a Norfolk Southern train in a rural area east of Buffalo.
According to New York State Police, troopers were sent to railroad tracks in the town of Middlebury around 3 a.m. Friday to investigate the discovery of a body.
Investigators say a railroad crew believed their eastbound train had struck a deer or bear around 11 p.m. Thursday. Police say they called in the incident.
About three hours later, workers on a westbound train reported seeing a possible body along the tracks.
Police say Moore was wearing dark-colored clothing when she was struck.
The train that hit Moore continued on and stopped in Binghamton. Investigators from Sidney-based Troop C are working to try to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident.