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Identity Released of Man Killed by Amtrak Train in Chico

The Butte County Coroner has released the identity of the man killed by an Amtrak train early in the morning on August 18 in Chico.

Posted: Aug 20, 2018 10:26 AM

CHICO, Calif. - The Butte County Coroner released the identity of the man killed by an Amtrak train on August 18 as Jesus Espinosa, 25, of Chico. 

The incident occurred around 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 18, when Espinosa's vehicle collided with an Amtrak passenger train on the tracks near West Sacramento Avenue in Chico. 

Chico Police received a call early that morning from witnesses describing a vehicle with extensive damage near the tracks. 

Espinosa was taken to Enloe Medical Center following the incident, where he was later pronounced dead. None of the Amtrak passengers or crew members were injured. 

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