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Driver in train fatality identified

The man killed in a collision involving a freight train has been identified as Turlock resident Roy Fambrough, 81.

Fambrough was pronounced deceased at the scene of the collision, which was reported at 1:48 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Golden State Boulevard and Monte Vista Avenue.

Fambrough was driving a blue Subaru vehicle southbound on Golden State Boulevard and made a westbound turn on to Monte Vista Avenue, the Turlock Police Department reported.

The Subaru drove under the railroad crossing arms and was struck by the oncoming freight train. The train was traveling at an estimated 40 miles per hour at the time of the collision, said Turlock Police spokesperson Sgt. Michael Parmley.

The impact pushed the vehicle down the tracks past the intersection before the train was able to come to a stop.

The police department reported that the railroad’s crossing signals, warning lights, and crossing arms were working properly prior to the collision.