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Update: Woman Identified in Redding Train Accident

By Robyn Ridpath, Assignment Editor
Published On: Nov 21 2012 08:18:03 PM CST
Updated On: Nov 26 2012 05:53:50 PM CST
REDDING, Calif. -

UPDATE: A train accident left one woman dead Wednesday night in Redding.

61-year-old Patricia Jane Emerson of Redding has been identified by the Shasta County Coroner's office after being hit and killed by a train.

A Union Pacific Railroad spokesperson said Emerson was laying under a piece of canvas on the tracks when the train struck her. It happened just east of Railroad Avenue and north of Grant Street.

The incident is still under investigation.