A pedestrian was killed after being struck by a Union Pacific freight train in Berkeley late Thursday afternoon, the agency confirmed.
The train struck the person at about 4 p.m. near Carleton Street, Union Pacific spokesperson Robynn Tysver said.
The two crew members aboard the train were not injured, Tysver said.
Berkeley police sent a Nixle at 5:30 p.m. noting that “intersections near the tracks [will be] blocked until the train can be moved.”
It was one of two traffic fatalities in Berkeley on Thursday. A truck hit and killed a man in a wheelchair in downtown shortly before noon, and he later died from his injuries.
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