News Update!!: Needles, CA: Pedestrian versus train collision confirmed fatal.
The California Highway Patrol has confirmed to ZachNews that a fatal collision involving a pedestrian and a train occurred west of Needles, California.
The collision occurred at around 4:43pm PT on Friday, June 29th, 2018 along the railroad tracks, a quarter of a mile east of U.S. Highway 95 near Goffs Road.
San Bernardino County Fire Department responded to the collision scene along with the California Highway Patrol.
According to California Highway Patrol Sgt. Adelmann, the train was a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train that was carrying cargo freight and was traveling eastbound.
The cargo freight train blocked the railroad cross along U.S. Highway 95.
U.S. Highway 95 from Interstate 40 to Nevada State Route 163 and a “SigAlert” was issued.
According to California Highway Patrol Sgt. Adelmann, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Coroner’s Division responded to the scene and the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the fatal collision.
California Highway Patrol Sgt. Adelmann also tells ZachNews that U.S. Highway 95 between Interstate 40 and Nevada State Route 163 is being reopened.
** ZachNews sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the family and friends of the victim in the fatal collision. **
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