ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - A 33-year-old woman standing on railroad tracks taking photos was struck by a train Monday afternoon in St. Augustine, according to the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office.
The Florida East Coast freight train was moving slowly about 2 p.m. when Sonnie Lee Smith, of St. Augustine, was hit and dragged, officials said.
She was treated by St. Johns County rescue personnel at the scene, transported to Flagler Hospital, then airlifted to UF Health in Jacksonville.
Smith told deputies that she was taking pictures of the train as it traveled southbound, but she was unable to remember anything after being hit.
In addition to the Sheriff's Office, FEC Railroad Police are also conducting an investigation.
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