Woman killed by train in Reno identified

A woman was killed after being hit by a train on Sage Street in Reno, Nev. on Jan. 11, 2022.
A woman was killed after being hit by a train on Sage Street in Reno, Nev. on Jan. 11, 2022.(KOLO)
Published: Jan. 11, 2022 at 10:46 PM PST
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - JAN. 17 UPDATE: The Washoe County Medical Examiners Office has identified the woman hit and killed by a train as Rebecca Peters, 41. She is also known as Rebecca Jessmer. Investigators believe she was homeless.

The cause and manner of death are pending further investigation.

ORIGINAL STORY: A woman was killed after being hit by a train east of downtown Reno Tuesday night. The incident was reported just before 10:00 p.m. near Sage Street and Commercial Row. First responders attempted lifesaving measures, but were unsuccessful.

Sage and Sutro Streets are closed as investigators work to determine how the incident happened.

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