As of Monday, August 22, 2011
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Gwinnett Daily Post
NORCROSS -- A 42-year-old woman struck and killed by a train this week in Norcross was homeless and camping near the tracks, according to a report released Friday.
The victim was not identified Friday because her next-of-kin has not been informed of her death, said Gwinnett police spokesman Cpl. Edwin Ritter.
The victim's boyfriend, Glynn Dixon, 40, told police the couple had been camping near the tracks and decided to cross to have breakfast at a nearby Burger King about 5:45 a.m. They crawled beneath a stationary train, spotted a northbound train on the second set of tracks and tried to hurry across.
Dixon barely made it and was waiting for his girlfriend when the train began to stop and he spotted her body between the trains, according to a Gwinnett police report.
Police pronounced the victim dead at the scene. No foul play is suspected.
The collision happened near Jones Mill Road and Button Gwinnett Drive, on tracks running parallel to Buford Highway.