Authorities in Ames are investigating the death of a woman in a wheelchair who was struck by a train late Sunday morning. The incident happened shortly before 11 as she was crossing the tracks at the Duff Avenue railroad crossing and was struck by an eastbound Union Pacific train. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The name of the victim has not been released by Ames Police with the investigation continuing.

By Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City