Transportation

Train collision near Fruitridge and Power Inn kills man, stalls traffic

A train was involved Tuesday in a fatal collision near the intersection of Fruitridge Road and Power Inn Road, affecting traffic in the area, the Sacramento Police Department said.

In a statement, Union Pacific Railroad said one of its trains had struck and killed a man. The train’s crew was uninjured, the statement said.

Fire department spokesman Capt. Keith Wade said the victim was on foot when he was struck around 2:30 p.m.

The victim received multiple traumatic injuries and was declared dead on the scene, Wade said.

As of 3:15 p.m., the train was stopped and was blocking Fruitridge Road, Power Inn Road and other surrounding streets, Wade said.

By 5:30 p.m., traffic was clear, according to police.

Police advised travelers to use alternate routes.

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