Woman hit, killed by Green Line train in St. Paul


A woman was hit and killed by a Green Line light rail train in St. Paul Thursday morning.

The incident happened on University Avenue, west of Hamline Avenue, the St. Paul Fire Department

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Officials say the woman was hurrying through a designated crosswalk when she was killed, FOX 9's Rob Olson

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“For whatever reason (she) did not see, did not hear the warning signals, which at this time we believe were operational,” Padilla said, according to FOX 9.

The incident remains under investigation.

Padilla also noted the operator of the train will undergo drug and alcohol testing, which is standard procedure, the Star Tribune says.

The incident disrupted service between Capitol/Rice and Snelling Avenue stations for about an hour.

This is the third pedestrian fatality involving the Green Line train since it opened in June 2014. In August 2014, Shana Buchanan, 42, was crossing the tracks at the Westgate Station’s crosswalk when she was hit and killed by a train.

The second fatality came in April of this year, when Minnesota Senate staffer Lynne Thomas was fatally struck by a train when crossing University Avenue.

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