A pedestrian was struck and killed by a southbound freight train along Gateway Drive just south of the Cleveland Avenue intersection, according to Madera Police.
Detective Robert Hill said the incident remains under investigation.
“It was about 1:20 in the morning on Sunday. The victim has been identified as 31-year-old Sabino Cardenas of Madera. He may have been attempting to cross — to beat the train, when he was struck and killed. The train engineers saw him only briefly, but they were not able to stop the train,” Hill said.
Hill said officers had not determined if the fatality was an ill-timed trespassing attempt to beat the train or possibly an intentional act. Toxicology reports are pending...