02/21/2013 07:38 EST | Updated 04/23/2013 05:12 EDT

Carmen Salazar Dead: Train Strikes Invermere Woman

KELOWNA, B.C. - The BC Coroners Service says a woman from Invermere was the victim in an incident involving a CP Rail train.

Fifty-year-old Carmen Salazar was walking with a friend across the tracks at a crossing near Invermere when she was hit Tuesday night.

The service says Salazar was standing with her back very close to the tracks when she was struck by a coal train.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The BC Coroners Service and the RCMP are still investigating the death.

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