NBC Right Now broke the news Saturday morning of a 35 year-old woman who had died after being struck by a train in Mesa.
MESA, WA - NBC Right Now broke the news Saturday morning of a 35 year-old woman who had died after being struck by a train in Mesa.
We have since spoken with the Franklin County coroner who has performed an autopsy. He tells us Tonya Wright from Mesa was in fact alive before she was hit around 5:30 a.m.
Sheriff deputies were investigating why the woman did not move after the conductor said he laid on the horn before she was struck. The coroner said the cause of death was blunt force trauma to her head and body.
Video captured on the BNSF trains will be examined, as part of the investigation and toxicology reports will come back weeks from now. Those tests should determine if the woman was under the influence of any drugs or alcohol.