SAN DIEGO – Dozens of people were stuck on a San Diego-bound Amtrak train for hours overnight Tuesday after the train struck and killed a woman who was crossing the tracks in Santa Ana.
Santa Ana police told KABC-TV that the collision occurred at around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, at the railroad crossing south of East McFadden Avenue. The train operator did not realize it had struck anyone and continued to its Irvine station, where it stopped.
Meanwhile, the woman died at the scene. Her death was not believed to be a suicide, police said. The train was halted in Irvine until about 3 a.m. Wednesday.
The train had been originally scheduled to arrive in downtown San Diego at 1 a.m., but did not reach San Diego until just after 5 a.m.
Amtrak police are investigating the accident. The victim’s name was not immediately released.