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Amtrak train strikes, kills woman

A woman was struck and killed by an Amtrak train in Hayward Tuesday evening, police said.

Officers responded to reports of a woman struck by a train on the tracks south of Industrial Parkway West around 5:10 p.m., Hayward police Lt. Jeff Lutzinger said. The collision happened on the tracks where Amtrak had the right of way, Lutzinger said.

The train stopped and unloaded passengers who were shuttled away from the scene, he said. There were 126 passengers on the Amtrak 542 train at the time of the collision, Amtrak spokeswoman Kimberly Woods said.

No injuries were reported to passengers or crew members, she said. The train was on the Capitol Corridor route heading toward Sacramento, according to Woods.

Amtrak service was delayed due to the collision, she said. The train was still at the scene as of 7:15 p.m. Tuesday evening and Union Pacific Railroad police are investigating the collision.

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