Person struck by train in Merced late Wednesday

A person was hospitalized Wednesday night after being struck by a train on the Santa Fe Railway in Merced, police reported.

Police responded to the incident at about 10 p.m. on the tracks between M and N streets, Merced police Lt. Jay Struble said.

Few details were available, including the identity of the person struck.

The victim was transported to a Modesto hospital and was listed in critical condition at 2 a.m., Lt. Don King said.

The train was delayed for several hours, likely blocking many other roads along the tracks, Struble said.

The incident remained under investigation.