ELK GROVE POLICE INVESTIGATE FATAL COLLISION

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ELK GROVE : On May 24, 2021 at 08:46 a.m., the Elk Grove Police Department responded to a collision involving a Union Pacific train and an unidentified male pedestrian in the area of Elk Grove Boulevard north of Railroad Street. The pedestrian was walking on the north side of Elk Grove Boulevard when the collision took place and subsequently, he died as a result of his injuries.

According to witnesses, the crossing arms were down, the lights were illuminated, and the Union Pacific train operator sounded the train’s horn prior to the collision. Unfortunately, the train was unable to stop in time and struck the pedestrian who was walking across the railroad tracks.

The Elk Grove Police Department Traffic Bureau will be conducting an investigation into the collision.  Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to call the Traffic Bureau at (916) 478-8147.

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