Sacto 9-1-1
April 14, 2012
RT train hits, kills woman in midtown Sacramento

By Chris Macias
cmacias@sacbee.com

A Regional Transit train has hit and killed a pedestrian near 19th Street in midtown Sacramento.

Traffic on 19th Street is being diverted between Q and S streets.

Sacramento Police Department spokeswoman Michele Gigante said police are investigating and it is unclear how long 19th Street will be closed.

Witnesses told police a woman was lying across the grade-level tracks when the train hit her, Gigante said. The victim seemed to have been alone, she said.

The accident occurred at 8:38 p.m. on RT's Blue line, which runs from Meadowview to the Watt/I-80 Station.

One onlooker described the bloody scene left after the west-bound train hit the woman, saying it appeared that the victim had been decapitated.

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