Bicyclist killed in Turlock after failing to yield for train

A man was killed when he failed to yield and was subsequently struck by an oncoming train in Turlock Saturday night.

Turlock Police Department received a call at 9:43 p.m. from a conductor of a Union Pacific Railroad train that passed through the town.

The conductor believed the train had struck someone on the tracks. When police arrived they located a man on the east side of the tracks, 75 yards north of Marshall Street.

Further investigation showed that bicyclist had rode his bike westbound on Marshall Street across the tracks when he failed to yield for the northbound train according to Turlock Police Department spokesman Lt. Ron Reid

Even though the crossing arms were down and functioning, the bicyclist moved across the tracks before he was hit.

There was no positive identification on the victim


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