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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