On March 9th at 3:13 pm, the Lakeland Police Department responded to a pedestrian hit by a train at 200 N. Kentucky Avenue. Officers arrived and located the pedestrian, Sheena Keynna Miller, 27 years of age lying in the grass with a broken right arm. The CSX train, with 27 rail cars, clipped her side and according to a witness, and Miller went airborne and landed west of her location.
The investigation revealed that Miller was walking north bound with her head down looking at something in her hand when she crossed the railroad tracks on the sidewalk west of the crossing arms. The Conductor and Engineer also observed Miller looking down at an unknown object in her hands. The crossing gates were down at the time and the engineer activated the train horn however Miller did not react to it. The train came to a stop approx. two blocks west of this location.
Miller was transported to LRMC as a trauma alert at the time and her condition is unknown at this time. No criminal charges are expected to be filed by the Lakeland Police Department. Miller did state she have a cell phone in her hand and did not hear the train horn and did not see the crossing arms down when she crossed.