Police release name of woman hit by train

PLATTSBURGH – A Plattsburgh woman was struck and killed by a southbound CP Rail train at approximately 3:42 a.m. Tuesday.

According to a press release, preliminary information suggests Virginia T. Merrill, 32, was laying on the tracks between the Saranac River train trestle and Green Street near downtown Plattsburgh as the train approached.

The results of an autopsy performed at CVPH are pending and police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.

No further information was available.