Man struck, killed by train in Turlock in apparent suicide, police say

08/23/2014 11:13 AM

08/23/2014 4:30 PM

A man was struck by a train and killed early Saturday in Turlock, and police suspect the death was a suicide.

The unidentified man was hit by a freight train about 4:30 a.m. on the Union Pacific tracks just south of West Tuolumne Road and North Golden State Boulevard.

The train couldn’t stop in time to prevent the fatality, Turlock police said.

The man was the third person this month to die on Stanislaus County railroad tracks.

On Aug. 16, a man riding his bike west on Marshall Street in Turlock failed to stop for a northbound UP train and was struck and killed.

On Aug. 6, a woman in Modesto was struck by a southbound UP train near Seventh Street. She apparently made no move to get out of the way, according to Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson.

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