Cherryland CA - It was reported late last week that a woman was killed when her 100-pound pit bull dragged her onto the railroad tracks and into the path of an oncoming train. Authorities said the San Jose bound train was likely traveling at about 70 miles per hour when it struck and instantly killed both the woman and the dog. Apparently, the woman, in her early to mid-30s, was unable to let the dog go because of how she had the leash wrapped around her hand.
The video said the woman was "petite," less than five feet tall. The dog likely weighed 3/4 of her body weight.
Alameda County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. J.D. Nelson said two people with a dog were attempting to cross the tracks ahead of an approaching train near the Hayward Station that day. The man was able to make it through. "She tried to stop," Nelson explained. But the dog did not and "dragged itself and her into the train." Family members identified the woman as 32-year-old Vida Isabel Silver. Relatives said Silver and the pit bull named Mama were "inseparable."
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