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Man dies when struck by light rail train in south Sacramento

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A pedestrian died when struck by a light rail train Tuesday morning in south Sacramento.

The fatal incident occurred near 26th Avenue and 24th Street when a man was hit by a southbound train about 6:20 a.m. The man was wearing dark clothing and the train operator was not able to see him in the predawn darkness soon enough to stop in time, an RT spokeswoman said.

Buses were used to shuttle riders around the rail stoppage between Sacramento City College and 47th Avenue. Light-rail train service was restored just after 8 a.m., RT reported.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews