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Coroner identifies man killed on light-rail tracks as Sacramento man

A pedestrian struck and killed on the light-rail train tracks in College Greens earlier this month has been identified by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office.

He was identified by coroner’s deputies as William Vickers, 78, of Sacramento.

Vickers was crossing the tracks when he was hit by a downtown-bound Sacramento Regional Transit light-rail train about 3:15 p.m. on Sept. 6.

In an initial investigation at the time of Vickers’ death, RT was told by witnesses that he may have fallen under the train trying to jump between train cars.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews