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Train strikes two, kills one

Pedestrians hit by train at Santa Clara station Monday evening

Caltrain service took hours to recover last night after one person was killed and another was injured when they were hit by a train at the Santa Clara station Monday evening, a Caltrain spokeswoman said.

The northbound train hit the two pedestrians at about 5:45 p.m., Caltrain spokeswoman Christine Dunn said.

One of the pedestrians was killed while the other was taken to a hospital with injuries. Dunn did not reveal the extent of the injuries.

The tracks didn't reopen until shortly before 8 p.m., necessitating a bus bridge between the Sunnyvale, Lawrence and Santa Clara stations and causing delays of up to an hour.

There were 70 people on board the train at the time of the accident, Dunn said. Ridership was light because of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

This is the first Caltrain fatality of 2014. Last year, there were 13 fatalities on Caltrain tracks, Dunn said.

— Bay City News Service

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