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Tragic Incident: Alabama Woman Struck by Train

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By:Sharla Fletcher/WDNews/April 26,2024/10:01P.M.CDT

Cusseta, AL – (WDNews)On Thursday, April 18th, at 10:40 am, Chambers County deputies responded to a 911 call in the 4000 block of County Road 299 near Cusseta, AL. a small town north of Opelika.

A deceased white female, later identified as Donna Michelle Watkins, 41, of Valley, AL, was found laying on the tracks. Investigators from the Sheriff’s Office and CSX Railroad are investigating the tragedy. The body has been sent for an autopsy at the Alabama Department of Forensic Science.