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Pedestrian Killed In Light Rail Accident

DENVER (CBS4) -- A pedestrian died after after a collision with an RTD light rail train Saturday morning.

The Denver Police Department sent a Twitter message at 7:33 a.m. describing the accident. The message said the pedestrian had suffered serious injuries.

A follow-up message confirmed the fatality less than two hours later.

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The collision occurred in the area of West Bayaud Avenue and South Cherokee Street. However, there were no road closures, per DPD.

The light rail tracks actually cross Bayaud near Galapago Street, five blocks to the west of Cherokee Street.

RTD did not release Twitter messages about delays in that area, as normally occurs during most accident investigations.

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Light rail routes C, D, E, F, and R run on this section of RTD's rail.

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