BERKELEY (CBS SF) – A pedestrian was struck and killed by a Union Pacific freight train in Berkeley Monday morning, fire and railroad officials said.
The fire department received reports of a train hitting a pedestrian near the Berkeley and Albany border at 9:06 a.m., Berkeley fire Acting Deputy Chief Avery Webb said.
The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene, Webb said.
The victim, a man, had been walking south on the tracks and a southbound Union Pacific train heading from Roseville to Oakland struck him, Union Pacific spokesman Aaron Hunt said.
The train crew blew the train’s horn and tried to stop, but freight trains typically take over a mile to stop and the train was not able to stop in time, Hunt said.