Alvord, Iowa — A South Dakota woman is dead after a train versus pedestrian accident in Alvord on Friday night.
The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office says that on Friday, October 5th, 2018, just before 7:30 p.m., they received a report of a train versus pedestrian accident in Alvord. Upon investigation at the scene deputies were able to determine the victim, 32-year-old Savannah Flynn of Marion, South Dakota had entered the railroad system in an area where two sets of tracks run parallel with one another. They say that evidence at the scene suggests that Flynn believed the southbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) train was on the east set of tracks. Flynn attempted to cross the west set of tracks as the train was approaching and was struck by the train.
They tell us that Flynn was pronounced dead at the scene, and that alcohol is being considered a factor in the incident.
The Sheriff’s Office says that at last report the investigation was ongoing.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, the Iowa State Patrol, the Alvord Fire and Rescue Squad, and the Lyon County Ambulance Squad assisted at the scene.