Woman hit by train Friday near Richmond Road

Woman hit by train Friday near Richmond Road

An Amtrak train passing through the Williamsburg area struck and killed a James City County woman Friday, according to police.

The woman, Shantay Romana Smith, 28, died after being struck by Amtrak Northeast Regional 67 at about 12:10 p.m. on an area of the track that runs parallel to Richmond Road and the Williamsburg Premium Outlets, James City County Deputy Police Chief Steve Rubino said.

Former Virginia Gazette reporter Austin Bogues was on the train and said the conductor told passengers that the train struck a person shortly after noon.

A witness told police a woman wearing headphones walked into the wooded area along Richmond Road across from the outlets and was...