By Chris Macias
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.