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2 women killed by Amtrak trains in separate incidents in same hour in Central California

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FRESNO, California — Two women have been killed by Amtrak trains while walking on tracks in Central California in separate incidents within an hour of each other.

Fresno police Sgt. Clayton Smith tells the Fresno Bee (http://bit.ly/1tu70Y0 ) that one woman who appeared about 30 years old was walking along tracks Sunday when she was hit.

Smith says the woman did not turn to look or acknowledge the train that was honking repeatedly and could not stop in time before hitting her.

He said the woman, who appeared to be homeless or transient, has not been identified.

About a half-hour earlier, another woman was killed as she walked on tracks in Corcoran.

Kings County Senior Deputy Rod Shulman says that woman also didn't respond to a honking horn. Her name and age have not been released.

No passengers or crew were hurt on either train.


Information from: The Fresno Bee, http://www.fresnobee.com

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