Man hit by Amtrack train in Hayward

December 1, 2008 8:51:32 PM PST
An unidentified male was struck and killed by an Amtrak train near Huntwood Avenue and Harder Road in Hayward at about 2:30 p.m. today, according to Union Pacific Railroad spokeswoman Zoe Richmond.

Richmond said the incident is still under investigation, but based on eyewitness statements the preliminary indication is that that the victim was lying on the tracks and the death was intentional.

She said at this point investigators haven't determined if the male was an adult or a minor.

Richmond said the incident has delayed service on the Capital Corridor line.

She said Union Pacific is working with the Hayward Police Department to investigate the incident because it occurred on tracks owned by Union Pacific.