VAN NUYS (CBSLA) – A woman was struck by a Metrolink train in Van Nuys Wednesday and died a short time later, authorities said.

The victim, who was approximately 30-years-old, was apparently walking on the tracks near 8100 N. Woodley Ave. at about 3 p.m. when the train hit her, according to spokesman Nicholas Prange of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

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Paramedics found her in trauma-induced cardiac arrest and attempted to resuscitate her for over 20 minutes, but ultimately she was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Metrolink trains on that line were expected to be shut down for at least another two to three hours as officials investigate the fatality.

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