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UPDATE: Woman killed by train near Shadwell identified

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Posted: Monday, February 11, 2013 4:15 pm | Updated: 4:43 pm, Tue Feb 12, 2013.

Albemarle County police have identified the woman killed by a train east of Charlottesville on Monday night as Kimberly Welch, 18, with no fixed address.


Albemarle County police are working to identify the woman killed Monday night by a train east of Charlottesville.

The victim was hit on the railroad tracks near Richmond and Milton roads and killed,  according to police spokeswoman Carter Johnson.

Police and officials from Buckingham Branch Railroad responded to the area shortly after she was hit at about 9 p.m., but the remote location made accessing that section of track difficult.


Albemarle County first responders are investigating the death of a woman who was stuck by a train Monday night just east of Charlottesville near Shadwell.

County police and personnel from Buckingham Branch Railroad were on the scene at about 9 p.m., after personnel on the train reported striking a person. Officials on scene were led to the location of the stopped train,  then westward down the tracks to the accident scene, according to police radio reports.

County police spokeswoman Carter Johnson confirmed the death of the pedestrian, but said no other details were available at press time.

Emergency workers’ response was hampered by the location of the incident, which, while close to town, was difficult to access from roads. The train was stopped near Luck-Stone rock quarry in the 2600 block of Richmond Road, but the incident occurred near the railroad’s crossing of the Rivanna River opposite Monticello, according to police radio reports.

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