A Light Rail train struck and killed a teenager in Rancho Cordova Thursday afternoon.
The 15-year-old girl walked into the path of a Gold Line train traveling toward Sunrise Boulevard at 2:50 p.m., according to Regional Transit spokesperson Alane Matsui. The collision was in the area of Folsom Boulevard and Coloma Road.
The victim's mother said her daughter, Mariah Burgess, was walking home from school before the collision.
Witnesses told investigators the train's warning lights were on and the train operator honked the horn, Matsui said. Witnesses also said the girl might have been wearing headphones.
Matsui said train passengers were being taken by bus from the Mather Field station to Sunrise.