Katie Keogh Killed in Tuscaloosa, AL, Train Accident
Tuscaloosa, AL -- January 9, 2017, Katie Keogh was killed following an accident in which she was struck by a train near the University of Alabama.
20-year-old Keogh was reportedly walking in the vicinity of 10th Avenue and 14th Street just before midnight.
According to preliminary investigations, Keogh was walking across the tracks in an area where there is a lot of student housing. As she crossed, her foot apparently became stuck in the tracks. An oncoming train could not stop in time, and Keogh was hit before she could get free.
Keogh was killed in the collision and pronounced deceased at the scene. No other injuries occurred.
Authorities have not released any additional details about the accident. They have not determined exactly how Keogh became stuck on the tracks.
Investigations are ongoing.
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