Woman struck by train in North Knoxville identified by police

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UPDATE (12:50 p.m. April 10) — Knoxville Police have identified the woman that died Friday after being struck by a train.

Tiffany Tipton, 35, of Knoxville, was crossing the train tracks when she was struck around 2 p.m. in the 4500 block of North Broadway, near Interstate 640 at the Norfolk Southern train trestle.


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Police officers are responding to a call of a pedestrian struck by a train in North Knoxville. It happened just after 2 p.m. in the 4500 block of North Broadway, near I-640 at the Norfolk Southern train trestle.

Knoxville police say a two people, one man and one woman, were crossing the tracks when the woman was struck by the train. She died at the scene. A male who was with her was uninjured.

“Upon arrival, it was determined that one adult female was on foot and crossed in front of a train and was subsequently struck by the train,” the department said in a press release.

The identity of the victim is being withheld until next-of-kin has been notified.

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