Rail Runner service resumes after pedestrian fatally struck on track

Albuquerque News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Rail Runner has resumed service Monday after being suspended due to a pedestrian being fatally struck by the train. New Mexico State Police report that around 4:30 a.m., the department received a report of a pedestrian who had been struck by the Rail Runner near the Montano crossing.

Officers found one individual who had been struck and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Office of the Medical Investigator. NMSP is working with OMI to positively identify the individual.

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Rio Metro Regional Transit officials had first indicated that a reported “trespasser” was struck on the track. The incident resulted in a delay in all train services between the downtown Albuquerque and Los Ranchos Rail Runner train stations.

The Rail Runner communications manager stated that the individual was struck on the track by a northbound Rail Runner train that was heading to Santa Fe to start service. According to Rail Runner officials, no passengers were on that train.

The Rail Runner has since been cleared to resume service.

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