The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

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April 17, 2013

Woman killed by train

GENEVA — A 29-year-old Geneva woman was struck and killed by a CSX train early Tuesday morning, Ashtabula County Coroner’s assistant Richard Mongell confirmed.

The death has been ruled a suicide, he said.

The woman sat on the CSX railroad tracks just off North Broadway and waited for the train to strike her, Mongell said.

“We know she was conscious when the train hit her because she was sitting up on the tracks,” he said. “The engineer saw her and tried to brake and blew the horn several times, but she did not move.”

Police were called to the scene at 2:21 a.m. Mongell said the woman did not leave a note or reason for the suicide, but her familysaid she had suffered from bouts of depression.

Mongell said the woman was alone when she died. The body was released to the family and no autopsy will be performed, he said.

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