HOUSTON, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) -- A Los Angeles-bound train carrying about 100 passengers hit and killed a pedestrian while crossing a Texas city late Wednesday, local media reported.
Amtrak, the U.S. national railroad passenger corporation, said the Sunset Limited train was heading to L.A. from New Orleans when it struck a bicyclist in Stafford around 8:00 p.m. local time, local TV ABC13 reported. Stafford is a small city within Houston metropolitan area.
Stafford police said they didn't know exactly what happened but the crossing arms were down and working at the time.
About 100 passengers are on board the train, but none of them were injured. No crew members were injured, too. The victim's identity has not yet been released, and he was described only as an elderly male.
The train is staying on the scene and passengers are being kept inside of it until the on-site investigation is complete, the report said. It's not immediately known when the train will restart. No other details are available now.