Pedestrian Killed By Amtrak Train In Richmond

RICHMOND (KCBS) – A 27-year-old woman was killed Sunday morning by an Amtrak train in Richmond.

Amtrak spokesperson Steve Kulm said it happened just after 7 a.m., not far from the Richmond Amtrak Station.

“Apparently there was an individual on the tracks struck by an Amtrak Capitol Corridor train that was traveling from Sacramento to San Jose,” Kulm said.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Kulm said none of the passengers or crew aboard the train were injured.

KCBS’ Tim Ryan Reports:

“The passengers who were on the train deboarded the train, have been put on buses and have continued on their way to their destination,” he said.

As many as eight trains are expected to travel through Richmond on Sunday and Kulm said some passengers could face delays.

Anyone using Amtrak is encouraged to call 1-800-USA-RAIL for more information on possible delays.

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  • David Bodendoerfer

    She was not a” Pedestrian” , she was a trespasser.

    • JaneQPublic

      Really? How do you know? Or is that sheer speculation on your part?

  • Casey Jones

    If she was on the track, she was tresspassing on railroad property. My sympathy to the train crew who had to see it.

  • rob boyd

    wow you people have no shame. she was a mother of a young baby boy and a dear friend to all who knew her. shame on you people.

    • Anonymous

      Thank you Rob for your comment and kind words. My heart goes out to the crew and passengers. It is unfortunate for all, however it is devastating to the family. She will be greatly missed. To those who have written negative comments; do you even think who might read them? How would you feel to read such negativity about your friend or family member? Think before you write.

  • lucertya

    People trying to funny..

  • B. Vigil

    Are you serious? A trespasser??? Really? You people are… I dont even have the words for you! She was a single mother of a beautiful baby boy. My heart really feels for you moms, Doc and the rest of the family. I hope everything gets better. Im going to pray that everything is in your favor as far as the baby goes, and keep being strong!!

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