2 dead after Sacramento County train crash, Elk Grove police say

Two people are dead after being hit by a train at Elk Grove Saturday morning, authorities said. A spokesperson for the Union Pacific Railroad told KCRA 3 two pedestrians were struck in the crossing at Elk Grove Boulevard near Railroad Street around 1 amThe Sacramento County Coroner’s Office identified the two victims Saturday as Duane Love, 37, and Mariah Gonzales, 25.”I ‘m in shock still. You never expect things like this to happen, especially to someone close to you,” said Melvin Love, Duane Love’s uncle. “I’m just shocked, devastated.” The collision happened on Union Pacific Railroad property, Elk Grove police said. A sergeant with the department said that officers assisted in the initial response alongside agents with the Union Pacific Police Department. “Our condolences to the families and friends,” the Elk Grove Police Department said. Melvin Love said that his nephew had son, and that he was a joyful person who was often laughing.”I love him and I’m going to miss him,” he said. “It’s a real tragedy.”Gabrielle Garcia said she’d been in Old Town Elk Grove at the time of the collision and was in disbelief when she first heard the news, adding she’d just spoken to one of the victims earlier in the night.”I just didn’t believe it,” she said. “It’s just tragic.” This is a developing story, stay with KCRA 3 for the latest.

Two people are dead after being hit by a train at Elk Grove Saturday morning, authorities said.

A spokesperson for the Union Pacific Railroad told KCRA 3 two pedestrians were struck in the crossing at Elk Grove Boulevard near Railroad Street around 1 am

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The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office identified the two victims Saturday as Duane Love, 37, and Mariah Gonzales, 25.

“I’m in shock still. You never expect things like this to happen, especially to someone close to you,” said Melvin Love, Duane Love’s uncle. “I’m just shocked, devastated.”

The collision happened on Union Pacific Railroad property, Elk Grove police said. A sergeant with the department said that officers assisted in the initial response alongside agents with the Union Pacific Police Department.

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(2/2) This is standard procedure when an incident happens on their property. Any information related to the investigation will be released by the Union Pacific Police. Our condolences to the families and friends.

— EGPD (@ElkGrovePD) November 19, 2022

“Our condolences to the families and friends,” the Elk Grove Police Department said.

Melvin Love said that his nephew had son, and that he was a joyful person who was often laughing.

“I love him and I’m going to miss him,” he said. “It’s a real tragedy.”

Gabrielle Garcia said she’d been in Old Town Elk Grove at the time of the collision and was in disbelief when she first heard the news, adding she’d just spoken to one of the victims earlier in the night.

“I just didn’t believe it,” she said. “It’s just tragic.”

This is a developing story, stay with KCRA 3 for the latest.

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