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Train strikes CHP vehicle in Rio Linda; no injuries reported

Bee Metro Staff

A California Highway Patrol officer is OK after a crash involving a train Friday morning.
A California Highway Patrol officer is OK after a crash involving a train Friday morning. video image

A freight train struck a California Highway Patrol vehicle Friday morning in Rio Linda while the officer was tending to a disabled big-rig truck near the tracks, the CHP reports.

Road blocked

The CHP officer was not in the vehicle, which was slightly on the tracks, when the crash took place just after 7 a.m. near Elkhorn Boulevard and Blacktop Road, said Officer Chad Hertzell, CHP spokesman. No injuries were reported, he said.

Traffic on Elkhorn Boulevard was blocked. Union Pacific officials were investigating the incident, Hertzell said.

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