UPDATE: 6:30PM - According to Deputy Armando Avina, Two males were walking one dog, and the train was approaching at 40 mph.
The dog ran toward the track and one of the males ran after him. The train signaled and sounded the horn in attempt to warn the male. The man fell in the track and got stuck and was unable to get up, resulting in the train hitting him.
The train attempted to stop 150 feet ahead of the man.
The man who was killed is described as a white male in his 50s.
The dog was treated at a local vet hospital.
Amtrak is making arrangements for the passengers.
UPDATE: 5:55PM - Amtrak tells News 4 the train was the California Zephyr Train #6 from Emeryville, Calif. to Chicago. Amtrak says 226 passengers were onboard, and all passengers and crew were uninjured. Amtrak says the amount of crew
on the train is unknown, but it's usually around 10 people for that train.
UPDATE: 5:30 PM - According to Washoe County Sheriff's Deputies, two people were walking on the tracks around 4pm in Verdi. A male was hit and killed. The person with him is being interviewed.
The track is currently shut down.
WCSO says the incident seems to be accidental.
RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- Washoe County Sheriff's Office is responding to the report of a train hitting a pedestrian on U.S. 40 at Somersett Ridge.
The extent of the injuries and other details have not been released. News 4 has a crew on the scene and will bring more information as it becomes available.