Officials Investigating Two Fatal Train, Pedestrian Collisions in Modesto

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MODESTO — Authorities are investigating two fatal train collisions that occurred just one hour apart Friday in Modesto.

According to the Modesto Police Department, investigations into the fatal collision on Kansas Avenue and 8th Street began after the incident at 6:27 p.m. The Union Pacific train was traveling northbound when it struck the pedestrian.

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway reports that a man was fatally hit by a BNSF train near Terminal Avenue and Claus Road at 5:22 p.m. Deputies of the Riverbank Police Services responded to the collision and pronounced the pedestrian dead at the scene. Riverbank officials report that no suspicious circumstances have arisen in their investigation of the incident.

Police have blocked east and westbound traffic between 8th and 9th Streets and ask that the public stay away from the area. The scene on Terminal Avenue and Claus Road has been cleared.

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