Union Pacific Train Struck and Killed Pedestrian on Railroad Tracks
A pedestrian was hit by a Union Pacific train at about 4:00 in the early morning hours in North Highlands on February 10, according to local authorities. The pedestrian was reported to be on the tracks when the accident happened. The train was heading west in the vicinity of the Roseville Road and Longview Drive intersection. Both the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office and emergency responders were called to the scene. Attempts were made to revive the pedestrian, but the man died at the accident site. Pending notification of family, an identification of the pedestrian will be issued by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office. An investigation was conducted into why the crash occurred; however, it was unknown why the pedestrian was on the tracks. This accident is the second train accident in less than a week involving Union Pacific around Sacramento.