Sacto 9-1-1
March 3, 2013
Man walking on tracks killed by train in West Sacramento

By Dale Kasler
dkasler@sacbee.com

A pedestrian was struck and killed by an Amtrak passenger train in West Sacramento this afternoon, police said.

The unidentified man, believed to be in his late 40s, was walking on the tracks when he was struck by the westbound train near the Harbor Boulevard overpass, said Sgt. Trent Tyler of the West Sacramento police.

Tyler said the train tried to avoid hitting the man. "The train was blowing the whistle, they were on the brakes," Tyler said.

The train had just left Sacramento and was headed toward San Jose when the incident occurred. Another train was dispatched to pick up the passengers, Tyler said.

An Amtrak spokeswoman said none of the 132 passengers or crew was injured.

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