Freight Train Strikes, Kills Person In Martinez

MARTINEZ (CBS SF) — A female was struck and killed by a freight train traveling through Martinez Sunday evening, police said.

Emergency crews received a report that a female had been struck by a train on the railroad tracks near Old Orchard and Howe roads at about 5 p.m., according to police.

The female was pronounced deceased near the railroad tracks and her identity has not been released, pending notification of her next of kin.

The incident remains under investigation by the freight railroad company, BNSF Railway.

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