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Amtrak train kills pedestrian in central Fresno

A southbound Amtrak hit and killed a pedestrian in central Fresno on Saturday.
A southbound Amtrak hit and killed a pedestrian in central Fresno on Saturday. tpope@fresnobee.com

A southbound Amtrak hit and killed a pedestrian in central Fresno on Saturday.

No further information about the victim’s identity or why the victim was on the tracks was immediately available.

The incident occurred around 2 p.m. near Shields and Maria avenues, the Fresno Police Department confirmed.

The train, which had been stopped on the tracks since the accident, finally continued south shortly before 4 p.m.

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