WV Woman Hit and Killed by Train

A Harpers Ferry woman out for an evening stroll with her husband has been struck and killed by a train.

Sgt. Robert Sell of the Jefferson County sheriff's department says 44-year-old Marsha Craun died late Thursday as she tried to cross a CSX line near Shepherdstown.

Craun stumbled while crossing the tracks and fell in the path of an oncoming train.

Sell told the Herald-Mail of Hagerstown, Maryland that Craun's husband tried to help but couldn't get his wife out of the way in time.

The crossing has good visibility, and Sell says the warning lights and other equipment were working.

Sell says it was just a sad accident, and the couple should have waited to cross.

The train's conductor and engineer witnessed the accident. Neither will be charged.

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