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A Solon Springs woman was killed when she was struck by a train while walking her dog in downtown Solon Springs Monday night. The victim was identified by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office as Deborah Otier, 59. With Otier’s death, the community has rallied.


“Everybody wants to help in some way,” said Diane McKee of Solon Springs. Some have done so by donating for the medical care of Otier’s Pomeranian, Cody, who was injured in the incident.

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