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One killed in train collision

One killed in train collision

The fatal collision happened at the railroad crossing at Marshall Street on Saturday.


POSTED August 18, 2014 4:28 p.m.

A Turlock man was struck and killed by a train after he rode his bicycle around the crossing arms, the Turlock Police Department reported.

The fatal collision happened at the railroad crossing at Marshall Street. At 9:43 p.m. Saturday the Turlock Police Department received a call from a Union Pacific conductor who reported the train had possibly struck someone on the tracks.

Police found the man’s body east of the tracks and about 75 yards north of Marshall Street. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Stanislaus County Coroner’s Office has identified the man as Edison Moshol, 56, of Turlock. The coroner’s office is seeking the man’s family. He also went by the name of Edison Chehrehgosha and was born on Sept. 23, 1957.

It’s believed Moshol rode his bicycle around the lowered crossing arms and onto the railroad tracks.

The crossing arms and lights were functioning properly at the time.

Anyone with information about the collision is asked to call Turlock Police Officer Greg Roton at 668-5550 ext. 6743.

Anyone with information about the man’s family is asked to contact the coroner’s office at 567-4592.

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