Woman Killed By Train In Hempfield Twp.

HEMPFIELD TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – A female pedestrian was killed after being hit by a train in Westmoreland County Wednesday afternoon.

The incident happened in Hempfield Township on North Greengate Road near Walmart shortly after 1 p.m.

Westmoreland County Coroner Ken Bacha identified the woman as 64-year-old Judith Buchanan, of Jeannette.

The coroner reports witnesses saw the woman standing on the tracks before the accident.

State police in Greensburg are handling the investigation, along with Norfolk Southern Police.

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  • Mike

    You know, if you want to kill yourself, that’s your business and go right ahead… just don’t involve innocent people who are just trying to do their jobs. That train crew will be scarred for life. THEY are the ones I feel sorry for.

  • 6

    I understand what you’re saying the train conductor and the witness I extremely sad for! No one should ever have to witness that, but I personally find it rude what you’re saying! She was obviously disturbed and needed help.

  • Family Member

    Thank you “Mike” for your concerns regarding the crew. I have two friends who work for the same railroad and can understand how a traumatic event like that would affect them. However, while you are simply reading headlines, the lady you speak of was a human being with a loving family. In fact, she was my cousin and would do anything for anyone. Unfortunately she happened to suffer from severe depression. She left behind several family members including children and grandchildren who will miss her dearly. Perhaps the next time you post a comment, you could think about everyone involved and not just how you see it from the sidelines as you are skimming through news topics for the day. You never know – one day it could happen to one of YOUR family members.

  • Mike

    So much for freedom of speech. Welcome to the Socialist Republic of America.

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