Police Investigates Identity of Woman Hit in Turlock Train Accident
December 22, 2009
Turlock – Stanislaus County police are considering suicide as a possible cause of a train accident that killed a woman in Turlock this morning.
Authorities are still trying to identify the woman as she did not have any identification card or any identifying marks on her body.
Authorities believe the victim was a transient as a fingerprint database also failed to identify her.
Shelter officials failed to identify her as well.
Coroner officials described her as a white woman with brown hair, who is around in her 50s or 60s.
She was wearing an extra-large purple sweatshirt, a blue down jacket, blue jeans and a size 8 white shoes.
According to reports, the unidentified woman was walking east along Fulkerth Road when she apparently ran onto the Union Pacific tracks and lay down there seconds before the train arrived.
She was struck shortly after 9:30am.
The Stanislaus County Coroner’s office is now asking for the public’s help in identifying the woman.
Anyone with information can call 567-4500.