Authorities in Waterloo are investigating an accident, in which a train struck a pedestrian.

It happened at about 9:30pm Saturday (April 22), near the East 4th Street railroad crossing.

37-year-old Jovida Owens of Waterloo was apparently walking on the tracks, when she was struck by an unidentifed train.

Owens was discovered about a half hour later by another train crew. She had sustained a major leg injury, losing a portion of her left leg. Owens was taken to Unity Point-Allen Hospital in Waterloo for treatment.

A condition report was not available.