VTA Light Rail Train Strikes, Kills Pedestrian in San Jose

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    The man hit and killed by a light rail train in the South Bay Sunday night may have been chasing a dog before the crash. NBC Bay Area’s Nannette Miranda reports near the Bascom Station in San Jose.

    A light rail train fatally struck a male pedestrian in San Jose Sunday night, according to a Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority spokeswoman.

    At around 9 p.m., a light rail train struck a pedestrian at the intersection of Southwest Expressway and Stokes Street near the Bascom Station, a San Jose fire dispatcher said.

    VTA Light Rail Train Strikes, Kills Pedestrian in San Jose

    [BAY] VTA Light Rail Train Strikes, Kills Pedestrian in San Jose
    A light rail train fatally struck a pedestrian in San Jose Sunday night, according to a Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority spokeswoman. NBC Bay Area's Marianne Favro reports from the scene.

    VTA spokeswoman Colleen Valles said the preliminary investigation into the collision suggests that a person was fatally struck when they ran in front of a moving light rail train.

    According to reports, the man killed by the train may have been chasing after his dog.

    The cause of the collision remains under investigation and the identity of the deceased person has not yet been released.