Update at 8:18 p.m.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — The Sangamon County Coroner has confirmed the identity of the woman who was hit and killed by a train in Springfield Monday evening.
Coroner Jim Allmon said she is Cherry Sheppard, 35 of Springfield.
Sheppard was pronounced dead at the place she was hit. Allmon said an autopsy conducted on Tuesday indicated that Sheppard died from multiple blunt force injuries sustained in the incident.
The death remains under investigation by the Sangamon County Coroner and the Springfield Police Department.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — A woman has died after she was hit by a train in Springfield Monday night, the Sangamon County Coroner announced.
Coroner Jim Allmon said the incident happened near the intersection of South 3rd and East Scarritt Streets. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:23 p.m.
Allmon said the woman’s name is being withheld at this time pending notification of her family. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.
The death is under investigation by both Allmon and the Springfield Police Department.