The July 4th holiday ended on a tragic note for a male in his 30s after he was struck by a train near Highway Drive and Curtis Roads. The incident occurred near Ruthrauff and Interstate 10.
Northwest Fire crews were called to the area around 11 p.m. and found the patient dead after he was struck by a southbound Union Pacific freight train.
Union Pacific Police and the Pima County Sheriff’s Department were also at the scene to conduct the investigation into the events leading up to the patient being struck. The patient Identification is pending final confirmation and notification of next of kin. Rail traffic was suspended during the investigation.
Northwest Fire reminds all to always use caution when near or attempting to cross railroad tracks and never drive around warning arms that are down with lights activated at crossings even if no train is in sight.