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Police: Person struck by MAX train while crossing tracks

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The MAX train stopped on the tracks near the SE Bybee station Sunday. The MAX train stopped on the tracks near the SE Bybee station Sunday.
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Transit and police officers responded to the report of a person struck by a MAX train while trying to cross the tracks at around 2 p.m. Sunday, according to the Portland Police Department.

Officers said the female victim was near the tracks in a fenced area between loading platforms about 300 feet from the SE Bybee station, just off McLoughlin Boulevard.

As the train approached, the driver saw her running onto the tracks. The driver attempted to stop the train, but was unsuccessful.

The victim died from her injuries, according to police. She has not yet been identified.

Service was disrupted for about six hours while police investigated.  According to TriMet, shuttle buses were running between SE Park Avenue and Clinton/SE 12th Avenue.  

The crash marks the fourth time a pedestrian has been hit by a MAX train in the metro area in a little over two weeks.  

On November 13, a woman was seriously hurt in Gresham after stepping in front of a train.  On November 16th, a woman lost a leg after accidentally walking in front of a train in Beaverton. The next day, a man was hit in downtown Portland but wasn't seriously hurt. In all three cases police say the pedestrians were distracted.

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