TURLOCK — A 30-year-old man died Wednesday after he was struck by a train just north of the Stanislaus County Fairground, police said.
Authorities did not release the man's name because his family had not been notified. The man, who is from the Turlock area, was taken by ambulance to a hospital, where he died, said Sgt. Nino Amirfar, a Turlock police spokesman.
The incident occurred shortly after 9 a.m. along Front Street, south of Ful-kerth Road.
Amirfar said the man was seen running toward the railroad tracks as the train was approaching. A witness told police the man ran onto the tracks and continued running south, which was the same direction the train was traveling about 50 mph.
The train conductor blew the horn and hit the emergency brakes. Amirfar said the man was struck and thrown clear off the tracks.
Amirfar said police Wednesday afternoon were investigating the incident and did not know why the man was on the tracks.
Police ask anyone with information about this incident to call Crime Stoppers at 521-4636. Tipsters also can e-mail tips through the Crime Stoppers Web site, www.modestopolice.com/CrimeStoppers, or text tips to CRIMES (274637) by typing "Tip704" plus a message. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and are eligible for a cash reward.