HAYWARD -- Police said Monday that a 56-year-old woman struck and killed by an Amtrak train in unincorporated Hayward over the weekend likely committed suicide.

Patricia Ann Sherwood, of Hayward, was hit by a train about 8 p.m. on West Blossom Way near Times Avenue, said Alameda County Sheriff's Office Sgt. J.D. Nelson.

Although the death remained under investigation by police and the Alameda County Coroner's Office on Monday, Nelson said the cause of death is likely suicide.

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