Police identify woman in Winona train fatality

The woman that was killed after being hit by a train near Winona last Friday has been identified.

Diane Marie Ristau, 66, of Winona was hit shortly before 11 p.m. Neighbors gathered at the tracks after hearing the train brake and seeing the flashing lights.

The tracks, which bisect the city from west to east, have been the scene of two other fatalities this year. A 63-year-old man was killed in February when he tried to cross the Canadian Pacific tracks by crawling underneath some stopped cars and was run over when the train started to move.

And in January, a 25-year-old man attempted to cross the tracks ahead of a train, but tripped and fell and was killed.