North Highlands man, 70, hit, killed by train | News
NORTH HIGHLANDS, CA - A 70-year-old North Highlands man was killed Sunday night when he was hit by a Union Pacific train at Roseville Road and Watt Avenue.
According to preliminary California Highway Patrol reports, the CHP received a call around 6 p.m. stating that a person had been hit by a train.
Upon arrival at the scene, CHP officers and assisting fire personnel were only able to locate clothing in the area. However, the train conductor told officers he was certain he saw clothing, a person, and then heard a solid object hit the front of the train.
Unable to locate a victim, officers and emergency personnel left the scene. However, they were quickly called back when evidence of a body was found north of the original investigation area.
California Highway Patrol officers were then able to locate the body of a man who was identified on Monday as Georgiy Sharikov, 70, of North Highlands.
No information was provided on how Sharikov came to be in the train's path.