CHICO, Calif. - Chico Police reported that a pedestrian was killed by a Union Pacific train Saturday night 600 yards north of W. 1st Street near the Chico State WREC.
Chico Police Dispatch Center received the call from the conductor of a Union Pacific Train stating their train struck a pedestrian on Sept. 14 at 9:40 p.m. Officers quickly got to the scene and found the train stopped on the tracks.
While investigators were on scene, the railroad crossing at W. Sacramento Avenue was closed for approximately five hours.
Police say they are still unsure what the pedestrian was doing on the tracks, and that that is still under investigation.
The identity of the person who died will not be released until next of kin is notified.