TUSTIN — A woman apparently committed suicide Wednesday afternoon by lying in front of an Amtrak train headed for San Diego, police said.
It was the sixth suicide to occur on train tracks in Orange and San Diego counties in the last two months, Santa Fe Railway officials said.
The woman was hit at 4:05 p.m. on a Santa Fe railroad track near Red Hill Avenue, said Tustin Police Lt. Frank Semelsberger.
"As the train was traveling southbound and was approaching Red Hill Road, the engineer saw the woman standing on the tracks. He blew his whistle and attempted to bring the train to a stop," Semelsberger said. "When he wasn't able to, the train struck her. She apparently laid down across the tracks as the train got closer."