Woman retrieving phone on subway tracks hit by train, killed

AP Photo/Richard Drew

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a woman trying to retrieve her cellphone after it fell onto New York City subway tracks has been struck and killed by a train.

It happened at a station in Queens on Sunday afternoon.

Police say the woman was struck by a southbound R train. It’s unclear if she had climbed down onto the tracks or was leaning over the tracks.

The woman was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

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