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Amtrak trains strike three people, kill one

Three people were struck by trains in the East Bay Wednesday morning and at least one of them has died, according to an Amtrak spokeswoman.

Capitol Corridor train No. 535, running from Sacramento to Oakland, struck a person on the tracks at 11:30 a.m., Amtrak spokeswoman Beth Toll said in an email.

The scene is north of Iron Triangle Court, according to Richmond police.

Details about the victim were not immediately available. There were 56 passengers and crew on board at the time of the strike and none of them were injured, according to Toll.

An earlier strike in Richmond was reported when train No. 937 fatally hit a person where the tracks cross 22nd Street, near the intersection of Broadway and Carlson Boulevard, around 4 a.m.

Police responded and found the body before turning the investigation over to Union Pacific.

There were no passengers onboard at the time, according to Amtrak.

A third person was struck by Capitol Corridor train No. 522 in Emeryville around 6:40 a.m. in the 5800 block of Horton Street, near the Emeryville Amtrak station.

There were 11 people on board, including passengers and crew, according to Amtrak.

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