Pedestrian hit by train


Chico State students climbing over the stopped train to make it to their classes Photo credit: George Johnston

George Johnston

An individual was hit and killed by a train near the Amtrak station on Orange Street.

The incident occurred around 6 a.m. according to Chico police. The police are still investigating this matter and did not give an official statement on what occurred.

“We are hoping within the next half hour to get this train moving by then,” said Chico S.W.A.T Officer McKinnon.

McKinnon says the plan for moving the train includes backing the locomotive from traffic intersections and allowing Union Pacific to handle all of their personal.

The officer advised Chico State students to not crawl under or climb over the stop train.“This train is hundred cars long so when they start moving it there won’t a big whistle.”

George Johnston can be reached at [email protected] or @gjohnston786 on Twitter.