Woman dies after being hit by Amtrak train in James City County


JAMES CITY COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Police in James City County are investigating after a woman was fatally struck by an Amtrak train Friday. The incident happened less than 24 hours after a separate fatal accident involving a pedestrian and train in Williamsburg on Thursday.

Police spokesperson Stephanie Williams said Friday’s incident happened shortly after 12 p.m. along Richmond Road, near the Williamsburg Premium Outlets.

WAVY’s Lauro Caso is reporting that the female victim was wearing headphones when she was struck. A witness who reportedly heard the train sound its horn told police she saw the woman leave the outlets and walk onto the tracks.

The train was headed from Boston to Virginia Beach, according to Amtrak. There were 63 passengers on the train, but no reported injuries from anyone onboard.

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