Man's body found near BART tracks in Richmond


RICHMOND, Calif. (KTVU and wires) -- A BART police officer discovered a body on the BART tracks at the Richmond Station early Tuesday morning, transit officials said.

BART police Lt. Aaron Ledford said the officer discovered the body of a male adjacent to the platform at the station at 1:06 a.m., just before BART service shut down.

Fire and medical personnel were called to the station and the person was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have determined the person was hit by a train, Ledford said.

Ledford said the person had no identification on them. Police will be reviewing video from the train and the station to help determine how the person got on the tracks.

Morning commuter BART service was restored at 5:04 a.m.