Woman killed by train identified as student

David Mcvicker

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Chico State student Samantha Lewis. Photo courtesy of Chico State Public Affairs

The woman struck and killed by an oncoming train early Monday morning has been identified as Chico State student Samantha Lewis, 20.

Chico Police Lt. Mike O’Brien confirmed Wednesday afternoon that Lewis was the individual struck at around 5 a.m. that morning.

Joe Wills, Chico State spokesman, confirmed that Lewis, a nutrition and food sciences major according to her Facebook page, was a student at Chico State.

The college’s flag will be lowered tomorrow in Lewis’ memory.

Students who need support can access free urgent walk-in services at the Counseling and Wellness Center in Student Services Building 430. For more information call (530) 898-6345.

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

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