Officials seek family of bicyclist killed by train in Turlock

08/18/2014 11:00 AM

08/18/2014 4:41 PM

The Stanislaus County Coroner’s Office is looking for family members of a man who was struck and killed by a train Saturday night in Turlock.

Turlock police received a call at 9:43 p.m. from a Union Pacific Railroad conductor who reported that the train might have struck someone on the tracks.

The body of a man was discovered about 75 yards north of Marshall Street, according to Lt. Ron Reid of the Turlock Police Department.

He was believed to have been traveling west on a bicycle on Marshall when he failed to stop for the northbound train. Reid said the crossing arms were down and functioning.

Monday morning, Eugene Day, a deputy with the Coroner’s Office, said the victim’s name was Edison Moshol. He also might have been known as Edison Chehrehgosha.

His date of birth was Sept. 23, 1957, and his last known address was in Turlock.

Anyone with information about the man is being asked to call Day at (209) 567-4592. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Greg Roton, an officer with the Turlock police, at (209) 668-5550.

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