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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

BART: Person Killed on Tracks at Balboa Park Station

Posted By on Tue, Mar 11, 2014 at 5:54 PM

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Trains are currently not stopping at Balboa Park Station after a person on the tracks was struck and, apparently, killed at approximately 4:35 this afternoon.

BART spokesman Jim Allison didn't out-and-out say that the person on the tracks was now dead -- but he did note that the city coroner was on-scene. Police are still determining how that person ended up on the tracks. 

Trains are "single-tracking" through the station in both directions while authorities deal with the situation on the tracks. East Bay-bound trains are receiving priority. 

Trains are, understandably, experiencing major delays in all directions. 

We'll update this story as more information comes to light. 

Update, 6:59 p.m.: Balboa Park Station re-opened at 6:23 p.m. The person -- of indeterminate age and gender -- is definitely deceased. Expect residual delays for some time to come. 

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