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Pedestrian dies after being struck by train in East Sacramento

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A pedestrian died after being struck by a train along the Union Pacific railroad tracks in Sacramento late Tuesday afternoon.

Officer Matthew McPhail, Sacramento police spokesman, said the incident was reported at 4:32 p.m. An individual was found along the tracks between the railroad bridge over the American River and the railroad overcrossing of the Capitol City Freeway, in the area of Lanatt and C streets. The train stopped near the the freeway overcrossing.

The Sacramento Fire Department responded and the individual, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.

McPhail said a Union Pacific representative was on scene Tuesday evening working to determine how the collision occurred.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy