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.

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

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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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