Victim identified after being hit by train on Pope Lick train trestle
A woman has died after a train hit her on the Pope Lick train trestle in far eastern Jefferson County, Ky., police said.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A woman has died after a train hit her on the Pope Lick train trestle in far eastern Jefferson County, Ky., police said.
A train approached a man and a woman on the trestle about 7:30 p.m. Saturday, said Louisville Metro Police spokesperson Alicia Smiley.
The man and woman laid down on the tracks to avoid getting hurt. The train hit the woman, and she fell from the trestle. Police found her dead at the scene. The man was not hurt, however, police and firefighters were trying determine how to bring him down safely from the trestle.
Jefferson County coroner Jack Arnold said Roquel Bain, 26, of Dayton, Ohio, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The tracks are owned by Norfolk Southern Railway. Further information may not be available until Sunday morning, Smiley said.
The trestle passes over Pope Lick Creek near Fisherville. It is about 100 feet high.
Local authorities have fenced off the area and taken other measures to prevent people from walking on the trestle over the years.
It is the site of an often-told ghost story involving a mythical half-man and half-ghost figure called "The Pope Lick Monster."
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