A commuter rail train struck and killed a pedestrian Wednesday night at about 9:50 p.m. on the edge of Northeast Park Hill and Stapleton.
According to the Denver Police Department, the person walked onto the train tracks on Quebec Street near the intersection of Smith Road, where the A Line crosses the street. The crossing gates were down and the warning lights were flashing, according to results of the preliminary investigation.
Police don’t believe any criminal activity was at play.
Aaron Boyd was on the eastbound train when it suddenly stopped short of Central Park Station. It sounded like the train hit a shopping cart, he told Denverite.
“I mean, it was just business as usual going along, and as we’re rolling up to the Central Park station, I heard a weird sound and the train wobbled a bit,” Boyd said.
The train then stopped and first responders quickly arrived. Boyd said he overheard police saying drivers at the intersection saw a person lying on the tracks.
One side of Quebec street is missing a sidewalk at the intersection.