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Woman killed by CSX train in Blasdell committed suicide, police say

A woman who died Monday night when she was struck by a CSX freight train in Blasdell committed suicide, Blasdell police said Tuesday.

Police said they are not releasing the name of the woman killed in the incident at about 10:30 p.m. near the crossing at Lake Avenue.

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The train included two locomotives and 87 freight cars, 70 of which were loaded with items including flour, corn syrup, telephone poles, propane gas and steel beams, according to a CSX spokesman. Seventeen of the cars were empty.

The train was headed from Willard, Ohio, to Syracuse, the spokesman said. No one in the train's crew was injured.

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