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Pedestrian fatally injured by light-rail train in Rancho Cordova

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a light-rail train Thursday afternoon in Rancho Cordova.

Alane Masui, spokeswoman for Regional Transit, said the collision occurred about 2:50 p.m. at Coloma Road and Folsom Boulevard. She said witnesses reported that a girl, believed to be about 15 years old, walked into the path of the eastbound train.

Masui said witness accounts and surveillance video indicated that warning lights were activated and the train operator sounded the horn. She said witnesses reported that the girl appeared to be using headphones and may have been distracted. The girl has not been identified pending notification of family.

Buses are being used to transport light-rail passengers between the Mather Field/Mills and Sunrise stations.

Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.

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