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Person killed after being struck by Caltrain at station in Santa Clara, California

Modified Date: 
Tue, 11/28/2017 - 12:22pm
Accident Date: 
Monday, November 16, 2015

Person struck, killed by Caltrain in Santa Clara

A commuter train hit and killed a person near the Santa Clara station Monday evening, a Caltrain spokeswoman said.The person was hit at about 5:30 p.m. by a northbound train at the Santa Clara station, Caltrain spokeswoman Jayme Ackemann said.Police and firefighters arrived there at 5:39 p.m., Ackemann said. The person was pronounced dead at the scene.Trains are holding in the area causing major delays for riders.An earlier report of a train hitting a person proved to be unfounded. About 30 minutes earlier, a person walking on the tracks dropped a bag, which was struck by the train.The person was uninjured, but trains stopped briefly to assess the situation and police took the trespasser into custody, Ackemann said.

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