MODESTO (CBS13) — A man was killed after he apparently stopped in the middle of railroad tracks in Modesto and was struck by a train.
California Highway Patrol says, a little before 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, a man driving an SUV was struck by a train near Highway 132 and Santa Fe Avenue.READ MORE: Bishop Blesses Solar Panel's On Zero-Carbon Emission Church Building In Davis
Apparently, the railroad crossing arms had started to come down as a train approached – but the driver continued onto the tracks. The driver then stopped in the middle of the railroad tracks, officers say, and was struck by the trail.READ MORE: Sacramento Police Investigate Deadly Skelton Way Shooting
The driver was ejected in the crash. He was taken to the hospital but was later pronounced dead, officers say.
Investigators say the man was not wearing a seatbelt. His name has not been released, but he has been identified as a 60-year-old Empire resident.MORE NEWS: Placer County Expands Vaccine Eligibility To 16 And Older As Thousands Of Appointments Remain Open
The crash is still under investigation.