A woman was struck and killed by a Regional Transit train Wednesday evening, authorities said.
The incident occurred about 7:45 p.m. between the Alkali Flat/La Valentina and Globe stations. An RT train heading from downtown toward Watt/I-80 struck a woman lying on the track, said Alane Masui, RT spokeswoman.
"Because the woman was wearing dark clothing and laying across the dark asphalt, the operator was unable to avoid striking the woman," Masui said, noting that the individual was not in a "pedestrian walkway."
Authorities have not released the identity of the woman.