Pedestrian dead after being hit by CapMetro train in Leander: Police

A pedestrian is dead after being hit by a CapMetro train in Leander, according to the Leander Police Department.

Around 12 p.m., Leander police responded to a report of a train vs. pedestrian collision.

The crash occurred near the 400-500 block of Highway 183.

A white female pedestrian, age unknown, was found dead at the scene.

Based on the preliminary investigation, it is believed that the victim was crossing the railroad bridge on foot when she was struck by a CapMetro commuter train. 

The train was only occupied by the engineer and conductor; no one else was on board.

Investigators are working to identify the victim so that next of kin can be notified. 

The investigation is ongoing.

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Traffic delays were heavy in the area surrounding the crash.

CapMetro set up a bus bridge to assist customers between the Leander and Lakeline stations.