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FEMALE TRANSIENT DIES AFTER BEING HIT BY TRAIN

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Springville police investigators have confirmed that a female transient was killed Friday night when she was struck by a Southern Pacific train.

Killed was:Sandi Lee Grant, 38, Lincoln, Neb.

At 7:50 p.m. Friday, Springville dispatchers received a call from Southern Pacific officials that one of their trains had narrowly missed two pedestrians on their tracks at approximately 800 S. Main.

Officers arrived within minutes and attempted to find the two pedestrians, but another train had gone by and hit the woman, said Springville Police Lt. Oliver Nielsen. Her companion, a male, fled the scene.

Springville paramedics were unable to revive the woman. She was declared dead at the scene.

"She apparently sat down on the track and didn't see the train coming," Nielsen said. "The head injuries she sustained were fairly minor, as far as train collisions go, but it was enough to sever her spinal cord at the neck."

Officers arrested a man later Friday evening who they believe may have been the woman's companion.

Nielsen said there appears to be no foul play in the incident. The woman's body was taken to the State Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy, which was performed on Saturday to determine the exact cause of death.