LOWELL, Wis. (AP) _ Authorities say a 61-year-old woman is dead after she was hit by a train in Lowell.

The Dodge County Sheriff's Department says Juanita Payton was walking her two dogs Saturday morning when she was struck by a train that was heading southbound on the tracks. It happened at the intersection of Blackbird and Chapel Roads.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Her two dogs also died.