Train kills pedestrian

Woman struck while crossing tracks at Eighth Avenue

A train traveling southbound through Chico at around 5:30 p.m. on Saturday (Nov. 3) struck and killed a pedestrian. The collision took place at the crossing on West Eighth Avenue.

According to a Chico Police Department press release, witnesses saw Marsha Hart, 67, of Chico, walking across the tracks at the intersection, failing to notice the oncoming train before it was too late. The crossing signals were on and crossing arms were down. The train conductor did initiate an emergency stop.