One Dies in Fatal Train Collision near Van Ness Avenue
FRESNO, CA (September 29, 2018) – One person was struck and killed in a train collision near Maroa Avenue, mid Friday afternoon. The deceased victim was only identified as a woman in her 60s. Her name and place of residence were not immediately released, pending notification of family members.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the collision took place at approximately 2:30 PM, near Van Ness Avenue.
Fresno Police Department officials stated that the victim was walking with her ex-husband on a train bridge when the incident occurred. An investigation is taking place to determine whether she was struck by the train, or thrown against the bridge wall from the force of the train.
The woman sustained critical injuries and was pronounced dead by emergency responders. The man that was with her was not injured, and was questioned by the authorities. No charges have been filed at this time.
The train did not stop and it was not immediately known whether the train conductor knew if the accident occurred. Investigators are still looking for the specific train involved in the fatal crash. No additional information has been disclosed to the public, as officials continue to investigate the fatal crash.
We at Sweet Law Group extends our sincerest sympathies to the family and loved ones of the deceased victim. Our thoughts are with them during this very trying time. May she rest in peace.
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