Riverside Police Department
Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date January 14, 2004
Contact Sergeant Duane Beckman
Phone (909) 351-6050
Fax (909) 351-6051


Metro Link Train vs. Pedestrian

Riverside, Ca-  On January 14, 2004, at 6:18pm, officers of the Riverside Police Department responded to a call from the Union Pacific railroad regarding a pedestrian that was possibly struck by the Metro Link train on the tracks between Riverside Drive and Magnolia. According to witnesses, the woman walked onto the railroad tracks as the train approached and lay on the tracks. The train was unable to stop in time to avoid the woman.

The unidentified woman was pronounced deceased at the scene. She is described as middle aged, approximately 55, 150lbs with brown shoulder length hair. She was wearing a light blue sweat jacket and pants. Anyone with information about this person is asked to contact the Union Pacific Railroad Police at 800-892-1283.

Members of the Union Pacific Railroad Police and Metro Link responded to conduct the investigation.