FERNLEY, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- A Union Pacific spokesperson has told News 4 that a train traveling from Chicago to Oakland Tuesday morning struck a pedestrian on the tracks near Logan Road in Fernley.
The incident occurred at 6:14 a.m. and the pedestrian died at the scene.
Both the conductor and engineer of the train have accepted peer counseling from Union Pacific and new personnel were assigned to the train, which departed at about 11 a.m.
At this time, the gender of the pedestrian is unknown and it is unclear if the crash was a suicide or an accident. Lyon County officials are investigating the incident.