At 6:14 am on May 15th, 2024, the Sidney Police Department received a report from the Delaware County 911 center regarding a pedestrian hit by a train on West Rd.

Officers quickly arrived at the location to find a Norfolk Southern train halted on the tracks. Subsequent investigation confirmed the tragic incident involved a woman struck at the West Rd railroad crossing, resulting in a fatality. The circumstances surrounding the event are currently being investigated.

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The victim, identified as Nikita M. Burns, 34, of Sidney, has been named. No additional details are available for disclosure at present. We will update this article if more details arise.

The Sidney Police Department received support from the New York State Police, Sidney Fire Department, Sidney EMS, and Norfolk Southern Railroad Police at the scene.

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