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Woman dies after she’s hit by train in central Fresno

A woman walking on East Shields Avenue at North Wishon Avenue was struck and killed by a freight train Thursday afternoon, police reported.

Lt. Mark Hudson said the 40-year-old victim was eastbound when for an unknown reason she walked into the BNSF train about 1:30 p.m.

Hudson said Shields would be closed for about an hour.

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