Train hits, kills pedestrian in Northern Nevada

Fri, Feb 19, 2021 (11:29 a.m.)

SPARKS — Washoe County sheriff’s deputies are investigating the death of a pedestrian who was struck by a train on the east edge of Sparks.

The sheriff’s deputies say the train hit and killed the person who was sitting on the tracks just south of Interstate 80 near Vista Boulevard at about 6 a.m. Friday.

No other information has been released.

Earlier this week, a 60-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries when he was struck by a train while walking on the railroad tracks in Reno near Barnett Way and Galletti Way.

Reno police say that accident occurred just before 10 a.m. Sunday. The man was taken to a local hospital. His condition hasn’t been released.

Union Pacific Railroad Police are handling that investigation.

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