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Train fatality victim identified as Turlock resident
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The woman killed when she was struck by a freight train in Modesto on Monday has been identified as a Turlock resident.

The Stanislaus County Coroner's Office identified the deceased as Verona Ovrahim, 30.

The Modesto Police Department stated Ovrahim was on the Union Pacific railroad tracks at Eighth and I streets when she was struck by the freight train. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The fatal collision happened around 5 p.m. Monday and caused large-scale traffic jams through much of downtown Modesto and hampered traffic coming off Highway 99.

It's unknown why Ovrahim was on the railroad tracks and the incident remains under investigation by the Modesto Police Department.