A Sedalia woman died Friday morning after being hit by a train near Fourth Street and Garfield Avenue.
According to reports, Lydia R. Otten, 28, was standing in a grassy area near the train tracks and as the train approached stepped in front of it, around 7 a.m. The Union Pacific train engineer made an immediate call to 911 and said he believed he hit someone. When officers arrived Otten was dead on the scene.
Detectives have ruled the death a suicide.