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Cyclist hit, killed by Rail Runner in Santa Fe

Updated: 04/19/2014 10:03 PM | Created: 04/19/2014 11:56 AM
By: Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com and Jeffery Gordon, KOB.com

SANTA FE -- Santa Fe police confirm a bicyclist was hit and killed by a Rail Runner train near Zia Road and St. Francis on Saturday morning.

The collision occurred around 10:30 a.m. Santa Fe police say a woman riding a bicycle got in front of Rail Runner #705 and was struck by the train.

There were 99 people on board the train at the time of collision. 

Traffic was blocked off for more than five hours at the intersection of Zia Road and St. Francis Drive while police investigated. 

According to Santa Fe police, the victim was a 60-year-old Santa Fe woman.

Her name is expected to be released on Monday. 

Rail Runner trains are back up and running and the Santa Fe Office of Emergency Management says no delays are expected for the rest of the night. Visit http://riometro.org for train status updates. 


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