ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — The woman who was struck and killed by a light-rail train in St. Paul over the weekend has been identified.
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office says that 42-year-old Shana Buchanan, of Minneapolis, was killed after she was hit by a train near the Westgate Station along the Green Line.READ MORE: Bus Driver Found Dead By High School Basketball Team In Southwestern MN
St. Paul Police said that Buchanan was walking in the crosswalk to go to the station at about 10:30 a.m. when she was struck by an eastbound train.READ MORE: Gov. Tim Walz Calls For Hennepin Co. Sheriff Dave Hutchinson To Resign Following DWI Crash
Authorities said they believed she had headphones in. The warning signals were working at the station.MORE NEWS: Remains Found In Michigan Identified As Woman Who Went Missing From Minnesota In 1993
Buchanan’s death marks the first fatality along the Green Line, which opened in June. There have been 11 deadly incidents on the Blue Line since it opened in 2004.