Amtrak train strikes, kills man in West Sacramento

An Amtrak train struck and killed a man walking on the tracks Saturday morning in West Sacramento, police said.

The train had left the downtown Sacramento train station heading west at 10:40 a.m. and hit the man about 10 minutes later.

The engineer spotted the man on the tracks and quickly sounded the horn as a warning, but the man did not step off the tracks and the train was unable to slow in time to avoid hitting him, according to Sgt. Roger Kinney, public information officer for the West Sacramento Police Department.

After the man was hit, the train and its passengers remained at the scene for 90 minutes, police said.

The man has not been identified. Once an identification is made, the Yolo County Coroner’s Office will contact the victim’s family, Kinney said.

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