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Man Hit and Killed by Train in Siskiyou County

A man was found dead near the 'Graffiti Bridge' railroad undercrossing about 2.5 miles northwest of Mount Shasta.

Posted: Nov 16, 2018 4:36 PM
Updated: Nov 16, 2018 4:37 PM

MOUNT SHASTA, Calif. — A man is dead after being struck by a train in Siskiyou County, according to the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office (SCSO). Law enforcement first learned about the incident just before 10 a.m. on Friday morning.

A deputy traveled out to railroad property near North Old Stage Road, north of Abrams Lake. According to SCSO, the body was found near the "Graffiti Bridge" railroad undercrossing, about 2.5 miles northwest of Mount Shasta.

Finding a man's body near the tracks, the duty pronounced the man dead at the scene. Investigators determined that the man had been hit by a moving train, and no vehicles had been involved.

SCSO investigators are working with authorities from Union Pacific Railroad in order to find more information regarding the death investigation.

“On behalf of the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office, I would like to offer our thoughts and prayers to the decedent, his family, and friends in the aftermath of his death," said Sheriff Jon Lopey. "This case is still under investigation and anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact the SCSO’s 24-Hour Dispatch Center at (530) 841-2900. A post-mortem examination will be conducted within the next few days. The identification of the decedent is pending the notification of next-of-kin.”

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