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.
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