HESPERIA, Calif. (VVNG.com) A man walking along the train tracks wearing headphones was struck and killed by a moving train Saturday morning, officials said.
At 7:34 a.m., deputies responded to the area of Hesperia Road and Muscatel Street near Lime Street Park in Hesperia reference a person struck by a train.
Deputies contacted BNSF and requested to stop any trains in the area as they searched the train tracks and locomotive for a possible victim.
“An unidentified male was located approximately 40 feet from the rail road tracks unresponsive,” stated San Bernardino County Sheriff’s spokesperson Adam Cervantes.
The male was pronounced deceased at the scene by San Bernardino County Firefighters. Cervantes said all attempts to identify the male have been unsuccessful.
According to Cervantes, “the unidentified male adult was walking northbound on the rail road tracks with headphones on and was struck from behind by a train traveling in the same direction.”
The unidentified male was wearing an orange mesh basketball jersey, black mesh basketball shorts, Nike shoes, and was carrying a basketball.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Hesperia Sheriff’s Station at 760-947-1500.
UPDATE: 19-year-old killed by train in Hesperia identified