NEWARK – One person was killed after being hit by an Amtrak Capitol Corridor train near the Fremont-Newark border on Friday afternoon.
Amtrak spokeswoman Olivia Irvin said the person “stepped on the tracks” when the 541 train hit them at 2:24 pm. The train stopped near the intersection of Cedar Boulevard and St. Isabel Avenue in Newark.
The death has been confirmed by the Fremont firefighters originally sent to the Blacow Road and Hansen Drive areas, said fire department spokeswoman Aisha Knowles.
Irvin said neither the 27 passengers on board the train nor the crew were injured. The train went from Sacramento to San Jose.
Passengers were delayed by about two hours and then switched to a bus route.
“The Amtrak Police Department is working with local law enforcement agencies to investigate the incident,” Irvin said in an email.
The train was still stopped on the tracks at 5 p.m. while Amtrak staff and authorities worked to evacuate the area.
Irvin said the incident was a reminder that people need to exercise caution around railroad tracks and intersections.
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