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Posted: Sunday, June 10, 2012 10:36 pm | Updated: 6:24 am, Mon Jun 11, 2012.

A man was found dead after a train struck a pedestrian early Sunday evening just north of Turner Road in Lodi.

At approximately 5:15 p.m., Lodi firefighters and police received a call that a pedestrian had been hit by a train.

The pedestrian, a male whose name and age is unknown as of press time, was killed when he was struck by the train.

It is unknown at this time if the train involved was a Union Pacific train, or in what direction it was traveling.

Part of the train stopped behind houses along Awani Drive where neighbors came out to observe the investigation.

Residents said they had not heard the train screech to a halt, but that this was not the first time they had witnessed this type of incident.

Paramedics and San Joaquin County Sheriff’s officers later arrived on scene.

As of press time, a possible cause as to why the pedestrian was struck by the train is still unknown.

This is the third accident in the past year involving trains and pedestrians.

A man was glanced by a train as he tried to jump the tracks earlier this year. He broke a finger.

In October, Lodi resident Christine Leach ran her car into a Union Pacific train. She currently faces charges that include attempted willful murder and child endangerment of her 5-year-old daughter.

Contact reporter Katie Nelson at katien@lodinews.com.

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14 comments:

  • Cindy Vaughn posted at 12:53 pm on Sat, Jun 16, 2012.

    Cindy Vaughn Posts: 4

    The guy was very troubled, in fact I'm sure he meant to get hit by the train, many problems with drugs and alcohol and had been homeless for sometime very sad to see someone I know decide to take there own life.

     
  • Mariachi Tesoro posted at 12:42 pm on Fri, Jun 15, 2012.

    PithyOpiner Posts: 43

    Marcia, they aren't allowed on the right of way. They are tresspassers and should be jailed.

     
  • Mariachi Tesoro posted at 12:40 pm on Fri, Jun 15, 2012.

    PithyOpiner Posts: 43

    Maybe he just ran out of time to spare. When your time is up, it is up.

     
  • Mariachi Tesoro posted at 12:39 pm on Fri, Jun 15, 2012.

    PithyOpiner Posts: 43

    Yeah, but do you hear the train coming while you are listenting to your music with ear phones stuck in your ears? I guess, we'll be reading about you in the near future.

     
  • Mariachi Tesoro posted at 12:38 pm on Fri, Jun 15, 2012.

    PithyOpiner Posts: 43

    I have no idea. When I saw him he was in pieces and I didn't recognize any of the parts.

     
  • Mariachi Tesoro posted at 12:37 pm on Fri, Jun 15, 2012.

    PithyOpiner Posts: 43

    No, I like citing better. Paying a good stiff fine will get their attention and add much needed money to the city coffers.

     
  • Mariachi Tesoro posted at 12:35 pm on Fri, Jun 15, 2012.

    PithyOpiner Posts: 43

    Maybe he didn't see the train coming at him. Could have been texting on his phone.

     
  • Vanessa Segura posted at 3:47 pm on Wed, Jun 13, 2012.

    college student Posts: 2

    June 12, 2012 Police got together off of pine st and the train tracks watching over pedestrianscrossing the railroad tracks. According to police it is tresspassing and aginst the law to cross the railroad tracks where theres not a street where cars pass by. I undertand several people have passed away due to trains accedents, but i don't agree that the Lodi Police deparment decided to issue everyone a citation for crossing the railroad tracks in an undesignated area. A warning would have been very appreciated. People crossing in that paticular area majority are students and hard working people whom oviously do not have a car, but are looking to better there future. In conclusion a warning would definetly keep me personaly from ever crossin there again, especally in this financial crisis. As well as tresspassing signs! Thank you Sincerly College Student

     
  • Vanessa Segura posted at 3:39 pm on Wed, Jun 13, 2012.

    college student Posts: 2

    Whether it was over the trustle or not where he got runned over he cud have jumped or ran off to the side with plenty of time to spare

     
  • noli fab posted at 11:57 pm on Mon, Jun 11, 2012.

    noli Posts: 1

    does anyone know who this was???

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 7:05 pm on Mon, Jun 11, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9403

    I walk that train track 3-4 times a week in order to get from Turner Rd to Woodbridge Road. I go over the trestle each time. I cannot imagine how anyone could possibly be hit by a train there since you and see and hear the train coming for miles. There are a good 20 yards of land on each side of the track for safety. Once I hear a train coming I can walk a good 800 yards before the train catches up to me.

     
  • Nola Castro posted at 5:27 pm on Mon, Jun 11, 2012.

    castro217 Posts: 2

    I think the train was traveling south and the accident was between the river and Turner rd overpass.It came to a stop just north of lockeford st.

     
  • Kim Lee posted at 2:50 pm on Mon, Jun 11, 2012.

    Kim Lee Posts: 1798

    Was this by the trestle?

     
  • Marcia Pothast posted at 6:09 am on Mon, Jun 11, 2012.

    Marcia Pothast Posts: 11

    As long as trespassers are allowed on the railroad right-of-way this will keep happening.

     

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