Police: Woman tripped, fell on Rensselaer train tracks before being killed

Police identify the woman killed in Rensselaer train crash

Police are warning people in Rensselaer to not use train tracks to get across an avenue there.

A person hit and killed by an Amtrak train in Rensselaer on Saturday tripped and fell while trying to cross, investigators said.

The crash happened at around 4 p.m. near where Second Avenue splits at the tracks.

Linda Ryan, 69, was trying to cross the tracks. The train saw her and beeped. She fell while trying to move faster, investigators said.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 518-462-7451.

Police are reminding people that there are several bridges in the city of Rensselaer to safely cross railroad tracks, including the Columbia Street and Third Avenue bridge and the Broadway viaduct.