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Amtrak Train Kills Pedestrian In San Leandro

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Amtrak Train at Crossing

An Amtrak train at a railroad crossing. (CBS)

SAN LEANDRO (CBS SF) – An Amtrak train heading toward Sacramento hit and killed a pedestrian Thursday morning in San Leandro, a San Leandro police lieutenant said.

Capitol Corridor train No. 528, which operates between San Jose and Sacramento, struck a person around 10:15 a.m. west of Davis Street in San Leandro, Amtrak spokeswoman Vernae Graham said.

San Leandro police Lt. Jeff Tudor said the pedestrian died as a result. Railroad police are taking over the investigation because the crash was on the tracks, not a city street, he said.

There were no injuries to the 35 passengers on board or to any crew members, Graham said.

On-schedule service resumed before 2 p.m.

The pedestrian was on the tracks but not on the Davis Street marked crossing, Graham said.

In a separate incident at 10:30 a.m., San Joaquin train No. 701 from Bakersfield to Sacramento struck a pedestrian west of the city of Merced.

Investigators are trying to determine whether the death was intentional.

(Copyright 2011 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services may have contributed to this report.)

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