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Woman killed by train identified

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Killeen police say they have identified the woman who was killed by a train Tuesday night.

The victim has been identified as Hermanda Dixon-Cardona, 58, of Killeen.

Police say the lights were flashing and the guard rail arms were down, but Dixon-Cardona ignored the warnings and tried to cross the train tracks anyway.

Investigators say she was walking towards the train tracks on 10th Street just before midnight. As she tried to walk over the train tracks, she tripped, fell and was hit by the train. 

"As the female was attempting to cross the tracks, she was crossing them, she stumbled and the train hit her and dragged her approximately 100 feet," Killeen Police official Ofelia Miramontez said. 

Detectives say the train warned the woman that it was on it's way by blaring it's horns.

Police found Dixon-Cardona's body on the south side of the train tracks. She was pronounced dead at 12:15 a.m. Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke has ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwest Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

They still do not know what she was doing walking downtown at night. The incident is still under investigation.

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