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SOLON SPRINGS, Wis. -- The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday released the identity of a woman who was killed after being struck by a train Monday night while walking her dog.

Deborah Otier, 59, of Solon Springs, was walking her dog in downtown Solon Springs. The accident was reported at about 6:15 p.m. at the County Highway A intersection with the CN tracks, just east of Business Highway 53.

According to witness reports, Otier left a grocery store and walked west until she reached the tracks, where the stop arms were extended and the lights and bells were active. She apparently walked around the stop arms and was immediately struck by an oncoming train.

Otier was pronounced dead at the scene, the sheriff’s office reported.

The accident remains under investigation by the sheriff’s office, Douglas County Medical Examiner’s Office and the CN Railroad Police.

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