Update: VSP has since provided the name of the victim, 48-year-old Lisa Tanner of Lynchburg.
Tanner was struck while walking along the edge of the tracks. Per VSP the train blew its emergency whistle several times and the train had slowed down before Tanner was hit.
The incident is being investigated as an accidental death.
A pedestrian was struck by a train in the area of Mount Athos Road on the train tracks near the Norfolk-Southern Six Mile Bridge that runs along the James River Monday night.
Virginia State Police (VSP) responded to the incident at 8:11 p.m., according to a VSP statement. The pedestrian, a 48-year-old woman, died at the scene after being struck on the tracks.
No one on the train was injured. VSP are currently investigating the incident.
VSP did not provide the identity of the victim.