Person fatally struck by VTA light rail train in Campbell

Bay City News
Friday, March 31, 2017
This is an image of investigators at the scene of a fatal train crash. Thursday, Mar. 30, 2017

CAMPBELL, Calif. -- One person is dead following a collision with a VTA light rail train Thursday afternoon in Campbell, a Santa Clara County fire captain said.

Firefighters and paramedics were dispatched at 2:43 p.m. to a report of the collision near Campbell Avenue and Civic Center Drive, Capt. Bill Murphy said.

Shortly after arriving, paramedics confirmed that one person was dead.

Murphy is asking people to avoid the area. Campbell Avenue near Civic Center Drive is currently closed. Santa Clara County sheriff's deputies will be investigating the collision.