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Capitol Corridor train strikes, kills person on tracks

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A Capitol Corridor train collided with a vehicle in Albany, Calif. Tuesday, August 20, 2019. The driver of the vehicle was killed but no injuries were reported aboard the train.

The Alameda County coroner’s bureau responded to a death after a Capitol Corridor train struck a person on the tracks in Albany on Tuesday morning.

The collision was reported at 7:07 a.m. involving train No. 523 heading from Sacramento to San Jose, Amtrak spokeswoman Olivia Irvin said. The coroner’s bureau did not immediately provide any more details about the case.

There were no injuries to the roughly 240 passengers and crew members on board the train, Irvin said.

The train was delayed for about two hours and passengers were transferred to a connecting service to get to their destination, Irvin said.

CORRECTION: Based on information provided by Amtrak, this article, first published Tuesday, August 20, 2019, inaccurately stated that an Amtrak Capitol Corridor train struck a vehicle. Amtrak has since clarified that the train struck a person and the text has been corrected.

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