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Woman hit, killed by train near 27th Avenue and Thomas Thursday

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Posted at 6:56 PM, Feb 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-19 14:50:14-05

PHOENIX — Authorities are investigating after a woman was hit and killed by a train in Phoenix Thursday evening.

The incident occurred sometime before 5:45 p.m. near 27th Avenue and Thomas Road.

A woman identified as 34-year-old Ciara Chacon was walking near the train tracks when she was distracted by an altercation occurring nearby. Police say she stepped back onto the tracks and was struck by a train.

She died from her injuries at the scene.

The investigation remains ongoing.

Family has reportedly created a GoFundMe they say will help support Chacon's children and memorial services.