Deadly Amtrak Crash

27-year-old woman killed on Richmond Amtrak tracks

Sunday, Jul 3, 2011  |  Updated 11:14 AM PDT
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Deadly Amtrak Crash

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A 27-year-old woman was killed by an Amtrak train in Richmond this morning, a battalion chief said.

Emergency units responded to the train tracks near Carlson and  Cutting boulevards at about 7:15 a.m., Richmond fire Battalion Chief Merlin  Turner said.

One victim was struck by southbound Capitol Corridor train No. 723  as it was heading from Sacramento to San Jose, Amtrak spokesman Steve Kulm said.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene, Turner said.

No one on the train was injured.

The passengers were deboarded and put on Amtrak buses, Kulm said.

Tracks through the area remained closed at 9:30 a.m. while police and fire crews continued their investigation.

As many as eight trains expected to travel through Richmond today will likely be affected by delays, Kulm said.

Passengers are encouraged to call Amtrak before traveling at 1-(800)-USA-RAIL.

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