Train Accident Leaves 1 Dead In Westmoreland Co.

SMITHTON (KDKA) – One person is dead following an accident involving a train in Westmoreland County Sunday morning.

Emergency officials say the train hit a pedestrian around 10 a.m. near a railroad crossing along Route 981 in Smithton.

State police say a girl was walking west on the tracks when she failed to move out of way.

Officials have not released her identity.

Stay with KDKA for the latest details.

  • Amy Stewart-Magyar

    Erika Stefan was a good freind to me. She was a fun loving person that I adored. She always had a smile on her face. She was such a beautiful and talented girl. When she walked into the room, I couldn’t help but to smile. It’s such a tragic thing. She will be missed and she will always be loved.
    Sincerly, Madeline Magyar.

    • Alesha Locker

      She was a good friend to me too.We used to hang out all the time im really gonna miss her.I even put a page for her on facebook.

  • Rebekah E Gamble

    Thank you. We’re really missing her her. What’s making it harder is that they won’t let us see the body or tell us whether she suffered. Thank you for your prayers. – Her aunt

  • sue and greg

    Erika was such a bright young lady,she will be missed.Our condolences to her mother and step father.

  • john

    my sympathy to the family of the girl, and also to the train crew.

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  • hi

    erika was awesome she was fun loving and a good friend to a lot of people…… i loved erika does anyone kno if it was suicide

    • Rebekah Gamble

      There is not evidence of that, but it crossed my mind too. I’d appreciate it if you sent me a message on facebook telling me why you thought that. Please don’t post it o here though. That’s a little too public.

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