Woman Hit, Killed by VTA Light-Rail Train in San Jose

By Bay City News
|  Wednesday, Dec 25, 2013  |  Updated 3:29 PM PDT
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Woman Hit, Killed by VTA Light-Rail Train in San Jose

Investigators in San Jose have cleared the scene where the woman was killed by a light-rail train.

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority has fully restored light-rail service after investigators have cleared the site where a woman was killed by a train in San Jose early Wednesday morning, a police spokeswoman said.

Officers responded to a report of a woman struck by a train near the Curtner Light Rail Station located at Canoas Garden and Curtner avenues around 1:30 a.m., Sgt. Heather Randol said.

The woman was found 100 to 200 yards away from the station and pronounced dead at the scene, according to Randol.

Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding her
death, Randol said.

The train was out of service traveling northbound to the rail yard and couldn't come to a stop in time as the woman walked along the tracks in dark clothing, VTA spokeswoman Colleen Valles said.

VTA has restored service between the Santa Teresa and Tamien stations as of 6 a.m. and canceled a bus bridge set up for passengers, Valles said.

VTA is running on a Sunday schedule for Christmas Day and won't be expecting much traffic compared to typical weekday, Valles said.

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