Updated 10:25 a.m. – A car crossing railroad tracks on Olive Avenue, near Golden State Boulevard, was struck by a freight train Wednesday morning at about 8:30 a.m.
A Turlock woman was driving a gold or light brown sedan when struck by the train. Details as to how the incident occurred have not been released.
The accident was fatal, according to authorities.
According to John Pinkerton at Family Pet Mortuary, located on First Street near the accident, brakes could be heard screeching from inside the building. The accident “sounded bad right from the start,” he said.
The Main Street, Olive Avenue, and Canal Drive railroad crossings are all closed as a result of the incident. The closures are expected to last several hours. Motorists are advised to use either the Fulkerth Road or Golf Road railroad crossings.
Turlock Police, Fire, and ambulances responded to the collision, as well as the Turlock Police Major Accident Investigation Team. The crime scene investigation is currently ongoing, and no further information has been released.