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Male found dead near railroad tracks in Hesperia



Deceased Male Located Near Railroad Tracks at Ranchero Road and Santa Fe Avenue East in Hesperia
(Photo: Matthew Bowman)

HESPERIA, Calif. ( — Authorities conducted a death investigation Wednesday morning in Hesperia after a deceased male was found near the railroad tracks.

It happened at about 6:53 am, on September 8, 2021, in the area of Ranchero Road and Santa Fe Avenue East.

According to a sheriff’s news release, “preliminary investigation and evidence at the scene indicate the male victim was trespassing on BNSF railroad property and was struck by a passing train, resulting in fatal injuries.”

Deputies coordinated with BNSF Police and the investigation is on-going. Positive identification of the victim is pending further Coroner Office investigation.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Hesperia Police Department at (760) 947-1500 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at (760) 956-5001. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at

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