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Woman Struck And Killed By Freight Train In OC

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A young woman in her 20s was struck and killed by a freight train at about 5:05 a.m. today in Santa Fe Springs.

City News Service reports that the incident happened in the area of Pioneer Boulevard and Riviera Road. It's not clear what the woman was doing on the tracks, and her name hasn't been released, pending notification of family.

The train was operated by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, and Metrolink service was interrupted as a result of the accident.

According to the LA Times, service was temporarily stopped on all Orange County Metrolink lines except for one, and the company provided buses to transport commuters to their destinations.

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The trains are now back up and running, according to Metrolink’s Twitter page: