WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (AP) — Police from the San Francisco Bay Area's rapid transit system say two employees performing maintenance have been struck and killed by a train.
Saturday afternoon's accident on a track in Walnut Creek comes amid a strike by Bay Area Rapid Transit workers that has shut the system down. But some trains were being moved by managers.
It was unclear how the 1:45 p.m. accident occurred. BART Deputy Police Chief Ben Fairow confirmed the deaths to the Contra Costa Times (http://bit.ly/1c5p5m4 ). The newspaper said there are two tarps on the tracks about 150 yards apart.
BART officials said in a statement that they would release more information later Saturday.
BART management and union officials have been at an impasse over contract negotiations since Thursday.