THOMPSON, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) – Two women were struck by a train early Wednesday in Thompson, leaving one of them dead and the other with life-threatening injuries.

State police say Brittany Lafleche, 28, and Morgan Nordby, 26, both of Thompson, were hit in the area of Buckley Hill Road and River Street around 1:30 a.m. Nordby was located down an embankment and pronounced dead at the scene, said police. Lafleche was conscious and alert, but was taken to UMass Hospital in Worcester with life-threatening injuries, said police.

The rail line is owned by the Providence and Worcester Railroad, according to state records.

The scene was cleared around 6:30 a.m.


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