Investigations are underway in Ames into the deaths of two women who’ve been hit by trains. Witnesses say a woman was on foot Saturday night and tried to hurry across the tracks, but was hit by the Union Pacific train and killed. She’s identified as 50-year-old Fannie Williams, of Ames. Police say the signals and alarms at the crossing were working properly.
In a separate case, a toxicology report is being released on an Iowa State University student who was hit and killed by a train in Ames in late April. The report says 19-year-old Raven Gileau was drunk. Her blood-alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit. Gileau was from Woodbridge, Virginia. The case is being sent to the Story County Attorney for possible criminal charges.