KLIV is reporting that a VTA Light Rail train struck and killed a pedestrian last night on the First Street line. Jennie Hwang Loft, VTA’s public information officer, confirmed that a fatality occurred between the Civic Center and Japantown/Ayer stops, but would not confirm that a pedestrian was hit.
“At 9:30pm, a male pedestrian, approximately 50 years old, walked toward a Light Rail vehicle on First Street,” she said. “Police, Fire and emergency crews responded immediately.”
When asked if the train hit the man, Loft would only say “We’re investigating the situation.”