Woman dies after being hit by train in Phoenix

A woman is dead after being hit by a train in Phoenix, according to police.

The crash happened at about 5:45 p.m. on Feb. 17 in the area of 27th Avenue and Thomas Road when 34-year-old Ciara Chacon was walking near the train tracks and "became distracted by an altercation occurring nearby," said Phoenix Police Sgt. Vincent Cole.

"She stepped back onto the tracks and was struck by a train, later succumbing to her injuries on scene," Sgt. Cole added.

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