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Woman hit, killed by train in Coachella Valley

August 8, 2012 |  1:05 pm

A woman was struck and killed by a train early Wednesday in the Coachella Valley, in the desert east of Los Angeles.

A Riverside County sheriff’s spokesman said the incident occurred before dawn near the line between the cities of Coachella and Indio, 130 miles east of Los Angeles. Deputy Albert Martinez said the woman’s name and age were not yet known.

Authorities said they also did not know what kind of train struck her.

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