HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Huntsville police say a woman struck and killed by a train near a high school Monday was a 51-year-old preparing to celebrate her birthday.
Sgt. Mark Roberts says police identified the woman as Kwi Sun Emery, of Huntsville. Authorities say she was sitting on the tracks at the crossing behind Lee High School between the Oakwood Avenue and Quietdale Drive crossings. Roberts says the train conductor noticed the woman on the tracks and blew the train's whistle twice, but could not stop in time. Emery was pronounced dead at the scene. Roberts says Emery would have been 52 on her birthday this Wednesday.