A woman who was hit by a train while crossing the border from Mexico has died.
Her name was Brienne Boudreau, a former employee of a California-based travel agency, the Travel Association of Southern California.
Her death was confirmed by the Southern California Fire Department, which said the woman, who had not been identified, died at a hospital.
Her name was not immediately released.
The Transportation Association said it had no further information about the cause of her death.
Boudreau was traveling to Los Angeles on Monday when she was struck at about 6:45 p.m. on the northbound train in Belden Village, just north of the border, the San Bernardino County Coroner’s Office said.
The train, carrying passengers from a California airport, was traveling at about 15 mph, it said.
The woman was transported to a hospital in Los Angeles, where she was pronounced dead, the statement said.
Bridgette Hernández, who lives across the street from the station, said the incident left her stunned.
“The train was moving too fast and there was no way she could avoid it,” Hernac said.
“I’m just very saddened and shocked.
The whole thing was unbelievable.”
She said she is a regular rider and is a member of the Travel Agency of Southern CA, which is a division of the California Chamber of Commerce.
Bodreau, who was a former sales representative, had been employed by the association for more than a year.
She had worked at the Travel Service Company, which she left to take a new job as a freelance marketing executive at a travel agency in Las Vegas.
Bennett Boudsack, the chief executive of the travel agency and Boudensack’s wife, said she was devastated by the death of their daughter.
“Our hearts go out to her family and to all those who were in her shoes,” Bennett Boudesack said.