Train hits, kills Boone woman at crossing

BOONE, Iowa (AP) — Boone police say a train has struck and killed a woman in the central Iowa city.

The Des Moines Register reports (http://dmreg.co/17dweyf ) police responded to a call late Friday that a pedestrian had been hit.

Officers found 47-year-old Nancy Ilse Vartanian, of Boone, who died at the Union Pacific Railroad crossing.

Her death was at least the sixth train crash fatality in Iowa in the past three months.

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Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com

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