Marshalltown woman killed by train

The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office announced a Marshalltown woman — Teresa Hannam, 55 — was killed by a train at 6:15 a.m. Thursday.

The Marshall County Communications Center was notified by Union Pacific Railroad a train traveling westbound had struck a person along the train tracks in the 2300-mile of Marshalltown Boulevard approximately one-half mile southeast of the Marshall County Landfill.

Marshall County Deputies and EMS were dispatched to the area. A search was conducted by law enforcement and emergency responders where an unresponsive female was discovered. The victim was identified as Hannam and declared deceased on scene.

The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Marshalltown Police Department, Marshalltown Fire Department, Unity Point Ambulance Service, Iowa State Patrol and the Marshall County Medical Examiner.

This incident remains under investigation. However, no foul play is suspected.


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