3:31 p.m. UPDATE: A Union Pacific spokesperson is reporting the incident is cleaned up and traffic is flowing smoothly.
Union Pacific spokesman Francisco Castillo says the elderly woman was walking along the tracks when the train struck and killed her early today. She was not crossing the tracks.
ORIGINAL: A Union Pacific train hit and killed a woman in her 60s at around 1 p.m. Tuesday around the intersection of Power Inn and Fruitridge roads.
Traffic is currently backed up as a result of the accident.
Union Pacific spokesman Francisco Castillo says the locomotive was heading southbound, from Roseville to Stockton carrying a mixture of rail cars and cargo.
No other injuries were reported and Union Pacific personnel are currently on-site investigating the incident.
Castillo says incidents like this usually take anywhere from an 1.5 to two hours to clear up.
UPDATE: SPD conducting traffic control in area. Train delayed, Power Inn Rd North of Fruitridge Rd to be closed for extended period of time.— Sacramento Police (@SacPolice) December 29, 2015
UPR Train vs. Pedestrian near Fruitridge Rd/Power Inn Rd, woman in her 60s, confirmed deceased after being struck by train.— Sacramento Police (@SacPolice) December 29, 2015
- Capital Public Radio Staff