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Elk Grove police said according to witnesses, the victim, identified only as a male, walked across the railroad tracks while the crossing arms were down and lights were illuminated.
The train operator sounded the horn before hitting the victim but was unable to stop the train in time.
Police say that Elk Grove Boulevard is now open.
Original story below:
ELK GROVE, Calif. (KTXL) — The Elk Grove Police Department is investigating after a train struck and killed a pedestrian north of Elk Grove Boulevard on Monday morning.
Elk Grove Police confirmed to FOX40 that the accident was fatal.
The incident occurred between School Street and Walnut Avenue, police said.
Elk Grove Boulevard is closed for westbound traffic, west of School Street, police added.
What led up to the incident is unknown.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.