SHELBURN, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – Update: According to Sullivan County Sheriff Clark Cottom, a female pedestrian was struck and killed by a train in Shelburn on Dec. 4.
Cottom confirmed the incident happened around 8:25 p.m. at the Mill Street and Interurban Road intersection. Investigation revealed the woman had been walking west along Mill Street, and had just crossed the tracks as a northbound train approached the intersection.
As the train passed, with lights functioning and horn sounding, the victim was narrowly hit by the train resulting in life-threatening injuries.
According to the sheriff, the victim was Ashley Lewis, 38, of Shelburn. Lewis was taken to a Terre Haute hospital before being airlifted to Indianapolis where she succumbed to her injuries in the early morning hours of Monday.
According to Sullivan County dispatch, the crossing is now open.
Cottom said investigating deputies met with CSX Authorities and rail police late Sunday. The investigation reportedly led authorities not to believe foul play was involved.