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Friday, 23 December 2016 12:12

Pedestrian Struck, Killed by Train in Merced

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Pedestrian Struck, Killed by Train in Merced

MERCED - A pedestrian was struck and killed after crossing paths with a train Friday morning.

The crash happened at about 7:40am on the Santa Fe Railroad tracks east of Highway 59. Police say they received a call from BNSF reporting the pedestrian being struck by a freight train. Emergency personnel responded to the scene to provide aid to the pedestrian. The injuries sustained were too major, and the pedestrian died at the scene.

Police indicate the pedestrian, identified only as a caucasian man in his mid 20's, was walking near the south end of a Wal Mart when he cross the path of the train. His identity was not released by authorities, pending notification of family members.

Authorities ask anyone with information regarding this incident to contact Merced Police Officer Arias at (209) 384-4188, or the tipster line at (209) 385-7826.

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