VIDEO: Amtrak Train hits car, kills woman in Santa Clara

 

(KRON) — An Amtrak Train hit a car in Santa Clara Friday morning killing one person.

The car was hit at about 10 a.m. and thrown into a light pole at Lafayette Street and Agnew Road.

None of the 45 passengers on board the train were injured, but a person in the car was killed.

The victim was a woman, a Union Pacific Railroad spokesman told KRON4.

Officials say the woman was heading eastbound on Agnew looking to turn left onto Lafayette. It is believed the woman crossed the tracks prior to the Railroad arms coming down.

However, she was stopped behind another car waiting to make a left turn, officials said. Union Pacific says the rear of her car had not cleared the tracks. A southbound train struck her car killing the driver who was the sole occupant of the vehicle. Union pacific says at this point it is unknown what speed the train was going at the time,

A southbound train struck her car, killing the driver who was the sole occupant of the vehicle, officials said. Union Pacific says at this point, it is unknown what speed the train was going at the time.

However, officials say the conductor had blown his horn and does not appear to have done anything improperly. However, the investigation is still ongoing.

The passengers were bused to San Jose and crews cleared the train from the tracks at about 12:30 p.m.

No other trains were affected.

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