The Kern County Sheriff’s Office is investigating why a vehicle was on the tracks when it was hit by a train Thursday morning.
At 9:20am, deputies with the Wasco substation responded to the area of 6th and G streets for reports of the collision. The vehicle involved was fully engulfed in fire and once that was handled by Kern County Fire, one deceased person was located inside.
The identity and cause of death will be released at a later time by Kern Coroner’s Office. The investigation is ongoing.