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Woman fatally struck by Metro Blue Line train

November 20, 2009 |  3:01 pm

A woman was fatally struck by a northbound Metro Blue Line train this afternoon in Watts.

The incident occurred about 1:20 p.m. when the woman, in her mid-50s, was walking eastbound along the tracks near 115th Street. The woman died at the scene, said Erik Scott, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Northbound trains are experiencing a 15-minute delay because of the accident, and southbound trains are operating normally, said Metro spokesman Jose Ubaldo.

The train that struck the woman was carrying 150 passengers, all of whom were transferred to another train.

-- Baxter Holmes