AUSTIN (KXAN) — A person was hit and killed by a CapMetro train Wednesday afternoon in north Austin.
Medics and Austin Fire responded to the crash around 2:40 p.m. at the 9000 block of Research Blvd. Medics performed CPR on the person but they later died, Austin-Travis County EMS said on social media.
The Austin Police Department is investigating the death.
In a statement to KXAN, CapMetro officials there will be an investigation into what happened.
“The initial assessment indicates the railroad safety gates were down and the person was in the right of way,” the statement said. ” Emergency services were immediately called to respond to the scene and assist. We will continue to monitor the situation and share new information as we are able.”
Expect significant traffic delays in the area near Research Boulevard and Burnet Road. The Texas Department of Transportation said the northbound frontage road for U.S. Highway 183 is closed between Metric Boulevard and Burnet Road.
CapMetro said while its light rail routes are impacted, it will use buses to get impacted passengers to where they need to go.