Richard Young Killed in Train Crash on Santa Fe Way near Cherry Avenue in Shafter

Richard Young Killed in Shafter Train Collision on Santa Fe Way near Cherry Avenue

Shafter, California (June 10, 2022) – The person who died following a collision with a train near Shafter on Friday afternoon has been identified as Richard Christopher Young, 51, of Bakersfield, the Kern County coroner’s office said.

The incident happened at about 2:07 p.m. on Friday, May 13, near Santa Fe Way and Cherry Avenue.


Richard Young Killed in Shafter Train Collision on Santa Fe Way near Cherry Avenue


Young was driving a truck that was struck by an Amtrak train and became pinned underneath the train.

Young Died at the scene of the collision.

Some passengers on the train, which was carrying 137 people, sustained minor injuries.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

ORIGINAL STORY

Shafter, California (May 14, 2022) – One person died following a collision involving a train near Shafter on Friday afternoon, according to the authorities.

The crash was reported shortly after 2 p.m. on Friday, May 13, on Santa Fe Way near Orange Street.

A vehicle was reportedly pinned underneath an Amtrak train following the collision.

1 Dies in Shafter Train Collision on Santa Fe Way

The driver of the vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Passengers on the train were treated for minor injuries following the crash.

The train was carrying 137 people at the time of the accident, and all were evacuated safely.

Authorities are gathering more information to determine what led up to the collision.


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