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Man hit and killed by freight train in North Highlands

Railroad tracks in a photo for illustration purposes only.
Railroad tracks in a photo for illustration purposes only. Sacramento

A Sacramento man died from injuries suffered when he was hit by a freight train over the weekend in North Highlands.

The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office reported that William Johnson, 25, was killed Sunday. A Union Pacific Railroad spokesman said that Johnson was hit by a UP train about 3:44 a.m. on tracks near Airbase Drive and Poplar Boulevard.

The accident is under investigation by UP police.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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