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Woman struck, killed by train

Chico State police officers and Butte County Sheriff's officers remove the body of woman struck by train. Photo credit: David Mcvicker

A woman was killed around 5 a.m. Monday after she was stuck by a southbound train behind Yolo field.

Police removed the dismembered body of the woman at around 8 a.m. The body was found between train tracks.

The woman has yet to be identified, but is likely a middle-aged transient, according to investigators on the scene.

Police are still determining whether it was an accident or the woman committed suicide.

The train was stopped near the corner of Fifth and West Sacramento avenues, blocking all traffic but continued moving at around 9:18 a.m.

David McVicker can be reached at [email protected] or @DavidPMcVicker on Twitter.

Editor’s note: The Orion previously published a graphic image from the scene. The image was removed based on its graphic content.

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