UPDATED: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 6:42pm
Killeen, TX — Killeen Police are investigating th death of a woman who was hit by a train late Tuesday night.
Officers responded to a 911 call at 11:43 p.m., Monday, telling them a female had just been hit by a train near 10th Street. Upon officers arrival, they located a female’s body approximately 100 feet east of 10th St., just on the south side of the railroad tracks.
The preliminary investigation revealed that the train was traveling eastbound approaching 10th St., the red lights were flashing and the railroad crossing barriers were in the down position. The female was attempting to cross the railroad tracks on foot, just east of 10th St., from the north to the south side of the tracks, when she apparently tripped and fell. The train collided with the female dragging her for approximately 100 feet. Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke pronounced the female deceased at 12:15 a.m., Wednesday morning.
The victim has been identified as Hermanda Dixon-Cardona, 58, of Killeen.
Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke has ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwest Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.