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Amtrak train strikes, kills 60-year-old woman in Lakeland

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a 60-year-old woman who was hit by an Amtrak train on Thursday.

The woman was struck at 12:30 p.m. in the railroad intersection of Highway 92 East and Fairway Avenue in Lakeland, deputies said.

She was later identified as Brenda Salyers of Lakeland.

The investigation is ongoing and the Sheriff’s Office expected Fairway Avenue near the highway and Main Street to be closed for hours.

On Wednesday, a different train in Lakeland struck a semitrailer that had stalled out on the tracks. The crash split the truck in half.

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