The Redmond woman killed by a train Thursday was identified Friday by Redmond Police Department.
Billie Fern Fifer, 40, of Redmond, was likely too close to train tracks near Hemlock Avenue and U.S. Highway 97 in Redmond when she was struck by a northbound freight train operated by Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad about 2:31 p.m.
A representative from the BNSF railroad did not return phone call for comment on the company’s investigation. Redmond Police said no further information was available.
According to previous Bulletin reports, a BNSF spokesperson said it appeared Fifer was standing about a foot away from the tracks when she was struck. It is unclear how fast the train was going at the point of impact. It slowed and stopped after Fifer was struck, and an investigation closed the intersection of Hemlock and Highway 97 for two hours. Medical officials were unable to provide lifesaving treatment and left the scene after 10 minutes.
— Bulletin staff reports