Pedestrian fatally struck by train in Redding

POSTED: 5:20 PM Jul 23 2013   UPDATED: 6:18 PM Jul 23 2013
REDDING, Calif. -

A pedestrian died after being struck by a train at Highway 273 at the Girvan intersection in South Redding.

Multiple rescue vehicles are on the scene and we are told that several streets are closing.

Officials at the scene said that the pedestrian was a woman and that although the train conductor attempted to signal her to move several times using the train's whistle, she walked on the tracks toward the moving train.