Man fatally struck by train in Oroville

Aug 11, 2015 3:44 PM by News Staff

An investigation is underway after a man was fatally struck by a freight train in Oroville Monday evening.

Oroville police and the Butte County Sheriff’s Office were called to the rail road tracks near High Street just after 5 p.m.

Police say a white male in his 20’s or 30’s was walking along the train tracks when he was struck. At this time it is unknown why the man was on the tracks, and it is unknown if the death will be ruled a suicide of accidental.

The man’s identity has not been released.


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