Published: Nov 01, 2010 3:57 PM EDT
Updated: Nov 01, 2010 12:57 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A woman is dead and a child in critical condition after being struck by a train.

The incident happened Sunday morning in Daytona Beach.

Authorities say the woman and child were about 30 yards north of a railroad crossing. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene, and the child suffered fractures to the left side of the body.

The child was taken to Halifax Health Medical Center in critical condition.

Neither the woman nor the child have been identified.

Witnesses reported seeing the woman walk along the tracks with the child before being hit. One said she was arguing with a man when the train approached and jumped across the tracks to grab the child.