PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A 19-year-old woman was hit and killed by a commuter train in Providence Wednesday afternoon, according to authorities.

Police said the woman was struck on the tracks behind the state medical examiner’s office on Orms Street.

Train service throughout the capital city was halted temporarily in both directions as a result of the investigation.

The commuter train that hit the woman was immediately stopped and the remainder of its trips for the day were canceled.

It’s unclear how the woman ended up on the train tracks. The incident remains under investigation at this time.

Be the First to Know: Get the 12 News App to receive breaking news alerts on your phone or tablet »