Woman killed by train during hunt for half-man half-goat


Authorities have released the identity of a woman who was fatally struck by a train on a trestle in Kentucky.

Jefferson County Deputy Coroner Jack Arnold on Sunday identified the victim Sunday as 26-year-old Roquel Bain of Dayton, Ohio.

Louisville Metro Police spokeswoman Alicia Smiley tells media outlets that Bain and a man were walking on the trestle in Louisville on Saturday. Bain was struck by a Norfolk Southern train and fell off the trestle. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The man was uninjured.

Bain was reportedly in search of the legendary Pope Lick monster, a half-man half-goat that's fabled to come out only as you cross the tracks. But a train came as Bain was crossing and she wasn't able to get to safety in time.

The goat-man creature is believed to live beneath a Norfolk Southern Railway trestle over Pope Lick Creek.

The legend has reportedly turned the site into a popular spot for thrill-seekers, however the frequency of train traffic across the trestle makes crossing dangerous.

While there appears to be no official count of deaths related to cross the trestle, authorities maintain multiple people have become real victims of the imaginary monster over the years.

The Associated Press and Inside Edition contributed to this report.

 

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