A northbound freight train appeared to run over the right foot of a 21-year-old Centralia woman, who was later flown to Haborview Medical Center in Seattle, according to Centralia police.
Centralia police were the first to respond after a report of a woman being hit by a train about 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Sgt. Dave Clary said.
The incident happened north of the Centralia station in an area of the city that is home to many train tracks and switches. It also is off-limits to pedestrians, he said.
Investigators are still trying to determine whether she was hit by a freight being pushed around in the switching yard, or was hit by a train rolling through Centralia. They’re also not clear whether she tried to cross in front of a train or was hit as one passed, he said.