Police identify victim in accident involving train in Williamsburg

WILLIAMSBURG - Virginia State Police have identified the person who was struck and killed by an Amtrak train Sunday. 

Laura Griffin, 47, of Williamsburg died after being struck by an Amtrak train, according to Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller. 

The incident took place at 5:48 p.m. Sunday on the CSX Railroad Peninsula Subdivision tracks at milepost 38 in Williamsburg, Geller said. 

A female lying across the tracks was struck by a northbound Amtrak train, and, despite repeated horn blasts from the train to alert the female, the woman did not leave the track and the train was not able to brake in time, Geller said. 

Virginia State Police, with help from the Williamsburg Police Department, are still investigating the incident, Geller said. 

The woman was taken to the state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Richmond for an autopsy, examination and positive identification, Geller said. 

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