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MetroLink tracks closed after woman struck by train

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The UMSL-North stop was closed this morning after the incident (KWMU photo/Tom Weber)

By Tom Weber, KWMU

St. Louis, MO – MetroLink riders are being put on buses to get between the Wellston and Hanley stops, after a woman was struck and killed by a train this morning (Tuesday).

A woman who says she was on the train told KWMU it happened just after the train left the UM-St. Louis North station.

County police spokeswoman Tracy Panus say police were actually called to the scene twice. They had been there just before the incident looking for someone who was reportedly on the tracks, but couldn't find her.

She was probably hiding, Panus says, and her death is believed to have been suicide.

The rest of the Metrolink line east of Wellston is running normal.

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