Traffic Advisory: Man Hit, Killed by Train; A Street Railroad Crossing Closed

David Fransen/

At approximately 9:40 p.m. this evening, a man was reportedly fatally hit by a train in downtown Turlock on the tracks near A and First streets.

Currently Turlock police officers are keeping the area secure, while a major accident investigation team is on the way.

A Street is closed off at First Street and Golden State Boulevard. Traffic is being detoured to F and Main streets.

Turlock Police Department does not know the name of the victim at this time, but believe him to be male.

A bicycle was located near the scene, but the Turlock Police Department cannot confirm at this time whether it belongs to victim or if he was riding it at the time of the incident. TPD reported on scene that the specific area of the collision cannot be confirmed at this time, although it looks to have happened near A and First streets. will provide updates as they become available.

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Comments 13

  1. Maci Williams says:

    My dad just saw this man standing on the tracks while he was driving tonight. He thought it seemed weird and called me to tell me about it. He said that the car behind him stopped and got out to talk to the man, so my dad continued on his way home. How sad…

  2. Michael Elledge says:

    2 this year already

  3. Vera says:

    This is really getting out of hand trains killing people!something needs to be done about trains going through a busy town!

  4. Joe B says:

    @Vera – YEAH! Like flashing lights, bells and arms to keep cars off the tracks when a train is coming. They should also make the engineer blow the horn at EVERY intersection! Oh, wait….

  5. Rolling my eyes says:

    I just knew someone was going to blame the train rather than the people ignoring the train warnings! The poor bastard that got hit simply made a bad decision. On the other hand he may have had a death wish in which case throwing oneself in front of a moving train is a great way to get results. Stay safe out there people!

  6. kathy says:

    We need to reroute the tracks to go around turlock! These trains are getting out of control!

  7. Daniel says:

    Yes Kathy, the trains just cannot seem to stop in time when people are standing on the tracks in the dark, ignoring the bells, flashing lights, train horns that warn of a train approaching at a possible speed in excess of 50mph. Yep, shame on those train operator’s who just ignored a person they couldn’t see and weren’t able to stop a train probably in excess of 1,000 tons on a dime so the man in the dark wouldn’t die. The ignorance of you people blaming the trains is just unbelievable. Educate yourselves.

  8. smh says:

    Yes, because moving the trains away from town would be Sooo much easier then just paying attention to what your doing . Trains are not the problem. People are.

  9. fact check says:

    The railroad is a private entity. They are not publicly owned and therefore the humongous charges and video and logs of which you speak are erroneous.

  10. adam says:

    In this world if one wants to throw themselves in harms way and commit suicide that is there decision whether good or bad right or wrong and you cant blame anyone else although that seems to be human nature

  11. J Mendoza says:

    Stop blaming the trains. Blame the idiots that think they can beat the train.

  12. Kathy says:

    Hey daniel, educate yourself on sarcastic humor. The ignorance of you people taking our comments here other then a joke is just unbelievable.

  13. Really?? says:

    If you get hit by a train you either want to die or you are an idiot. Sorry people the truth hurts. I feel for you that you lost a loved one but that’s reality.

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