Albert Lea woman struck and killed by train in western Wisconsin Saturday

An Albert Lea woman walking to the Mississippi River to fish was struck and killed by a train in western Wisconsin Saturday.  

Buffalo County Sheriff’s authorities reported that 70-year-old Linda Sanden was walking with fishing gear and accompanied by a family member when an eastbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe train struck her early Saturday afternoon in Alma.

The sheriff’s office stated that the train crew used its warning devices to get Sanden’s attention and tried to stop but was unable to avoid hitting her.