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Woman struck by train near Davis

By From page A2 | April 22, 2014

A woman was killed this morning after being struck by an Amtrak passenger train west of Davis, officials at the scene said.

Officers with the Union Pacific Police Department and Amtrak said the adult female was walking in the middle of the westbound tracks when she was hit by the train, which was headed from Sacramento to Oakland. The incident occurred at about 7:20 a.m.

Investigators and Solano County coroner’s officials remained on the scene several hours later. It was unclear when the tracks would reopen.

Officials on the scene said the passengers who were on board the train were retrieved by another train to continue on to their destinations.

The last fatal collision in the Davis area involving an Amtrak train occurred on Nov. 3, 2013, when 29-year-old Andrea Mrotz, a UC Davis graduate and Vallejo resident, was hit at the downtown Davis train station while crossing the passenger platform. The incident was ruled an accident.

Lauren Keene

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