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Woman dies in train collision

A woman was killed early Tuesday morning when she was struck by a train.

The deceased was identified as Rayleen Ray, 37.

The incident was reported at 1:16 a.m. Tuesday at the railroad tracks near First and D streets, said Turlock Police spokesman Sgt. Michael Parmley.

Ray was seen by the train conductor sitting on the railroad tracks and then standing and starting to move off the tracks just before she was struck. Ray was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The Union Pacific freight train was traveling northbound at an estimated 50 miles per hour, Parmley said. It was more than a thousand feet long and weighed more than one thousand tons.

This is the second fatal train collision that Turlock has seen in a week. On June 30, Andres Rodriguez, 39, was struck and killed by a train while walking near the tracks at Tuolumne Road and Golden State Boulevard. It's believed Rodriguez may have been intoxicated and stumbled.