One person was confirmed dead following an accident involving a passenger car and a Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway train in the vicinity of San Antonio, New Mexico.

According to Joe Sloan, Public Information Officer with BNSF, the accident occurred at approximately 2:14 p.m. Thursday.

El Defensor Chieftain has learned the accident victim was Nancy Weiss, widow of the late Bill Weiss. Sources close to the family say she was crossing the railroad tracks in Luis Lopez when her vehicle was struck by a train. The crossing has no signals. 

The incident is being investigated by New Mexico State Police.

No further information has been forthcoming.

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