An El Reno woman died at 4:46 p.m. Thursday while walking on the railroad tracks in Pocasset.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Russell Boswell reports that Mildred E. Welchel, 72, was walking southbound on the railroad tracks about 1/10th of a mile east of US 81 and approximately 15 feet north of 5th Street in the city limits of Pocasset in Grady County when a Union Pacific train traveling southbound struck her. 

Welchel died at the scene from massive injuries, Boswell states.

She was transported from the scene by Southern Plains Mortuary to the Medical Examiner's office in Oklahoma City for further investigation. 

The Union Pacific Train, according to Trooper Boswell, was driven by Shawn A. Marks, 50, of Lindsay. He was not injured in the collision.

OHP reports the cause of the collision is still under investigation.

Trooper Boswell was assisted at the scene by Trooper Rusty Russell, Chickasha Fire Department, Chickasha EMS, and Medical Examiner Ron Jackson.

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