Police identify woman hit, killed by freight train in Antioch

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A woman has died after being hit by a CSX freight train near Crossings Blvd. and Mt. View Road in Antioch.

According to CSX Transportation, at around 2:08 p.m. Wednesday a CSX freight train hit a pedestrian on the tracks. Metro Police responded to the scene and reported the victim dead. The crew on the train was not injured.

Police say the woman, identified as 47-year-old Katherine Taflinger of Nashville, was reportedly walking in the middle of the tracks and did not respond to the train’s horn as it approached.

Her death is being labeled as an accident.

“CSX extends its deepest sympathies to everyone impacted by this tragic incident, and we will work on scene to support local law enforcement as they investigate,” CSX Transportation said in a statement.

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