Green Line train hits, kills woman in St. Paul

Updated: 1:17 p.m. | Posted: 12:12 p.m.

Authorities in St. Paul say a woman was struck and killed by a Green Line light rail train on University Avenue west of Hamline Thursday morning.

The collision happened just after 11 a.m. Metro Transit officials said the woman was hit by an eastbound train near Albert Street and University Avenue, and they believe she was in a crosswalk when the train hit her. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officials believe warning lights and alarms were working at the crossing when she was hit.

Train service was stopped for more than an hour after the incident. Authorities have not yet identified the victim.

Thursday's incident is the third pedestrian death involving Green Line trains since the service started in June 2014.

A woman was killed at the Westgate station in Minneapolis two months after service started. A St. Paul woman was struck and killed by a train at the Snelling Avenue intersection in April.

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