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Person dies after being hit by freight train

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Posted at 2:11 PM, Mar 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-06 17:11:39-05

A person has died after they were hit by a freight train early this morning.

According to BNSF Railway, the crash happened around 5:05 a.m. BNSF says a freight train struck a "trespasser" between Bakersfield and Jastro.

BNSF says the crash did not happen at a designated crossing.

Train operations resumed at 8:05 a.m.