Woman struck, killed by RTA train in Little Italy Friday afternoon

Cleveland - Authorities say a woman hit by a rapid transit train as  she tried to climb up on the platform of a Cleveland train station in  Little Italy has died.

Police and fire officials say the  Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority train hit the 18-year-old  woman Friday afternoon.

Her name wasn't immediately released.Investigators say the woman was with a group of people passing out promotional flyers in the neighborhood.

Police say the group ran across the tracks and the woman was climbing onto the platform when an eastbound RTA train hit her.  

Cleveland.com reports that RTA spokeswoman Lindas Krecic says the  conductor told officials that the person "appeared" on the tracks and  the driver had no time to react.

Krecic says investigators are reviewing video of the crash to determine exactly what happened.

It happened at  E. 119th Street and Mayfield Road in Little Italy, according to Cleveland Police.


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