County ID's woman fatally struck by train in Burlingame 

A 67-year-old woman has been identified by the San Mateo County Coroner's Office as the trespasser who was fatally struck by a Caltrain vehicle in Burlingame Friday evening.

Lauren Redmon was struck about 6 p.m. after attempting to cross the tracks north of a pedestrian crossing between the Burlingame and Broadway stations, both in Burlingame, according to Caltrain spokeswoman Christine Dunn.

The northbound No. 373 Baby Bullet train, which had last stopped in Redwood City, wasn't scheduled to stop again until Millbrae and was speeding through Burlingame when the pedestrian was hit.

Within a few minutes, a conductor announced a trespasser had been killed and the train would be held until further notice, prompting a flurry of cell phone calls among riders telling friends and family they would be running late.

Shortly afterward, the train's engineer, who appeared agitated, was overheard saying he had sounded the horn to alert the pedestrian but to no avail.

By 6:45 p.m., riders were being let off the train through the rear car. They trudged through the gravel along the tracks toward California Drive to find another way home.

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