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1 Killed In San Jose Light Rail Train Accident On Saturday

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A VTA light-rail train. (Santa Clara VTA)

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SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — A person was killed by a light rail train in San Jose Saturday evening, according to a Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority spokesperson.

A northbound train on the Winchester-Mountain View line struck a person with a bicycle around 5:45 p.m. at the intersection of Sunol Street and Auzerais Avenue, VTA spokeswoman Brandi Childress said.

Passengers were carried around the area by bus, but service did not completely recover after the collision until nearly midnight, Childress said.

Investigators have not yet determined the cause of the collision, and are speaking to witnesses and examining security camera footage Childress said. The intersection where it occurred has crossing signals and gates.

It also remains unclear whether the person was riding or walking the bicycle at the time of the collision, Childress said.

The identity of the person killed has not yet been released, according to the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner’s Office.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed)

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