A woman was killed Saturday morning after she was struck by a train in the northeast valley, officials said.
About 6 a.m. a woman was struck by a Union Pacific locomotive within the Las Vegas segment of the railroad’s Caliente Subdivision. The cause of the incident is being investigated, and no further injuries were reported, Union Pacific spokesman Justin Jacobs said.
Jacobs said the incident, which he said occurred near Las Vegas Boulevard North, did not take place near a crossing. “Our hearts go out to friends and family of the deceased,” Jacobs said.
The engineer of the locomotive was put in touch with counselors, Jacobs said.
“Unfortunately, when things like this happen, for some it can be a very traumatic experience,” Jacobs said.
Jacobs said pedestrians need to be aware of the dangers associated with trains and shouldn’t attempt to cross tracks anywhere other than designated crossings.
No further details were immediately available.
The woman will be identified by the Clark County coroner’s office once her family has been notified.
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