FREMONT -- A passenger train hit and killed a man late Tuesday in a remote, marshy area of the city, an Amtrak spokeswoman said.

No one else was injured.

Authorities said the preliminary investigation indicated the man's death was a suicide, but the official cause of death will be determined by the Alameda County Coroner's Office.

Police and fire crews were dispatched at 9:32 p.m. to a set of railroad tracks three miles south of Auto Mall Parkway after Union Pacific Railway employees reported a body on the tracks, police spokeswoman Geneva Bosques said.

The northbound 290-person passenger train headed from Los Angeles to Seattle was about 11 miles north of San Jose when it struck a person on the tracks, Amtrak spokeswoman Vernae Graham said.

The train was delayed for about five hours, Graham said.

The man's identity has not been released as the coroner's office was attempting to reach his next of kin on Wednesday, a spokesman there said.

Contact Natalie Neysa Alund at 510-293-2469. Follow her at Twitter.com/nataliealund.



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