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Wheatland man dies when truck struck by train in Yuba County

05/09/2014 2:54 PM

05/09/2014 3:35 PM

A Wheatland man was killed this morning when his truck was struck by a train on Highway 65, south of Dairy Road, in Yuba County.

The collision was reported about 11:40 a.m. California Highway Patrol spokeswoman Officer Jodie Beck said the driver of the pickup truck, a Ford F 350, was traveling south on Highway 65 and turned into a private driveway just south of Dairy Road. The railroad tracks run across the width of the driveway, which serves several residences.

Beck said a Union Pacific train was traveling south on the tracks approaching the driveway. It is not known why the 59-year-old truck driver drove onto the tracks at the same time that the train entered the driveway, she said.

The front of the train struck the driver’s side of the truck. The truck came to rest on its wheels in a ditch east of the railroad tracks. The train traveled south on the tracks until it could come to a complete stop.

The truck driver was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been released pending notification of family. Beck said it is not known whether drugs or alcohol were factors in the collision.

The Union Pacific train consisted of three cars and approximately 10 employees were on board. No injuries were reported among those on board the train.

Sacto 911 Staff

Bill Lindelof
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Cathy Locke
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Andy Furillo
Superior Court
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Denny Walsh
Federal Court
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