Update: Fordyce woman killed by train was trying to save dog, police say


FORDYCE, Ark. – A woman who died Saturday after being hit by a train has been identified.

Police say Summer Beaver, 28, was trying to save a dog when she was struck.

It happened near South Russell and South Pine streets.

According to police, the conductor saw her on the tracks and says she moved off of them but a dog ran back onto the tracks and she went after the dog.

Union Pacific police are still investigating the death.

Original story:
FORDYCE, Ark. – A death investigation is underway after a woman was hit by a train over the weekend.

Union Pacific officials have confirmed it happened around 7:30 a.m. on Saturday.

They say the victim was struck in the area of S. Russell St. and S. Pine Street.

She died after being taken to the hospital.

Union Pacific says it is working with the Fordyce Police Department on the investigation.

Police are not yet releasing any details on the incident, including the victim’s name.

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