Fatal Train Accident
COACHELLA - A woman is dead after she was hit by a train early Wednesday morning in the east valley.
The woman was found dead near Harrison street and Grapefruit boulevard shortly after 5 a.m.
The woman was standing on the tracks between road crossings and appeared to be headed from the fields east of the railroad toward Grapefruit boulevard.
She was hit by a Union Pacific train that was headed north. Investigators will be looking at surveillance tapes from the train and a nearby business to determine whether or not it was a suicide attempt.
The woman's identity has not been released.