Mason woman struck by train in West Chester Twp. identified

A woman who was struck by a train in a remote area west of Ohio 747 in West Chester Twp. early Thursday is in “severely critical” condition, according to police.

West Chester officials said Jennifer Ferris, 37, was the woman struck by the train at around 4 a.m. Ferris was listed as a critical missing adult out of Mason so both police departments are working together on this incident.

Mason police Capt. Karli Dyer said she was air lifted to UC Cincinnati Medical Center shortly after her transport to West Chester Hospital at 6 a.m. Thursday and is in “severely critical” condition.

“It really was a tragic situation with this young lady and I don’t think it could have ended any more tragically,” Dyer told the Journal-News. “She’s got a long way to go in recovery.”

Dyer said her family reported her missing on Monday, “it was a mental concern based on previous history.”

The police report noted when they met Ferris’ mother at her house they found “two bloody knives next to the bed” and an empty Glock case was also found.

“It is unknown if Jennifer left the residence armed with a weapon,” the report reads.

Officers used a K-9 track and drone to try and locate Ferris.

The Journal-News has reached out to the hospital to check on her condition but it is unknown at this time.

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