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Woman killed by train in Polk County

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OCOEE, TN (WRCB) - Polk County Sheriff's Office says that a young woman struck and killed by a train Wednesday in Polk County  has been tentatively identified as Brittany Mitchell of Summerville, GA.

Before noon Wednesday, the Sheriff's Office received a call of a person struck by a train, south of the York Road crossing in Ocoee.

Train engineers told investigators they used the train's braking system after audible alarms were sounded as the train crossed through the intersection and struck the woman.

The investigation is still open pending autopsy results from the medical examiner in Nashville.

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