A Gerald, Missouri, woman was killed late Sunday night after she was struck by a Union Pacific train in Cole County.

 

The Missouri State Highway Patrol identified the victim as 35-year-old Heather M. Tatkenhorst.

 

The patrol's report said Tatkenhorst was laying on UP tracks, at Mile Pole 117 in the railroad's Jefferson City Subdivision, when she was struck by the eastbound train.