Woman killed on railway line
AN inquiry has been launched after a 44-year-old woman died on the railway line near Totnes station.
It is believed the woman jumped from the railway bridge near the bottom of Kinsgsbridge Hill.
The South Devon coroner and British Transport Police are investigating after the woman was struck by a train at just before 11am on Saturday, October 20.
A British Transport Police spokesman said: "Our officers were called to Totnes rail station after a report of a woman being struck by a train.
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"The incident was reported to us at 10.59am and was also attended by Devon and Cornwall police.
"Medics from South West Ambulance Service also attended but the woman, believed to be age 44 and from Kingsbridge, was pronounced dead at the scene.
"The incident is currently being treated as non-suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.
"The train involved was the 8.28am Penzance to Newcastle Central service and the line was handed back to Network Rail at 12.36pm."