Woman killed after being struck by Amtrak train in University City area

A train with 173 passengers on board traveling from New York to Charlotte hit and killed a pedestrian Friday evening.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - According to officials, a woman has died after being struck by an Amtrak train in the University area of Charlotte Friday evening.

At approximately 9:06 p.m., officers responded to Old Concord Road and Mclean Road to reports of an accident involving an Amtrak train and a pedestrian.

Medic has confirmed that the woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim was later identified as Sarah Weagba Doe, 63.

According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, Doe was a passenger in a white Chevrolet Equinox that was traveling west on McLean Road.

Upon reaching the Old Concord Road intersection, Doe exited the car and lifted the railroad crossing gates. After the car crossed the rail road tracks, Doe attempted to cross the tracks to reach the car which is when she was struck by the Amtrak train traveling south.

Amtrak said there were 173 passengers on board the train at the time of the incident, excluding crew members.

There were no injuries reported on the train.

NBC Charlotte has confirmed that the Amtrak train was the one that struck the woman.

Stick with WCNC.com as we gather the latest information from the scene.

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