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Two pedestrians were killed within a nine-hour span of one another, Thursday, in two separate railroad accidents in the Bay Area.

Union Pacific officials report a Newark woman was killed after being struck by a freight train at 3:04 a.m. while walking across the train tracks on Cedar Blvd. The accident is currently under investigation.

Barely eight hours after the first accident authorities across the San Francisco Bay in San Mateo, reported an unidentified pedestrian was killed after being struck by a Caltrain commuter train.

The train was traveling north when it struck the pedestrian at the 9th Avenue at 11:40 a.m., according to a Caltrain spokesman. The

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