Woman hit, killed by train in Colorado Springs

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- A woman died after being hit by a train on Sunday, the Colorado Springs Police Department said.

It happened around 11 a.m. near the Bijou Bridge, near Bijou Street and Interstate 25, police said.

The woman was struck by a southbound BNSF train. The train attempted to stop and alert the woman but could not stop in time, police said.

KRDO reported the area where the woman was hit is near a heavily populated transient area.