Riverside Police Department
Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date July 30, 2002
Contact Sergeant Randy Eggleston
Phone (909) 826-5237
Fax (909) 826-5616


Fatal Collision

Riverside, Ca-  At approximately 4:05pm on 7-30-02, the Riverside Police Department was notified of a collision on Buchanan at the railroad tracks just south of Magnolia.  Officers responded to the scene and discovered the collision involved a train and an automobile.

The preliminary investigation indicates the automobile was at a complete stop northbound Buchanan at the railroad tracks due to the flashing railroad lights and a downed railroad arm.  For reasons unknown, the automobile started forward, broke the wooden railroad arm and was subsequently struck by a westbound BNSF train.  The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was identified as Mary Alice DelGadillo, 33 yrs, from Riverside.  Mary DelGadillo was taken to Riverside Community Hospital where she later died from her injuries.

Officers from the Major Accident Investigation Team responded to the scene to conduct  further investigation into the collision.