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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME:            June 15, 2014/2:37 a.m.

INCIDENT:               Death Investigation

LOCATION:             Railroad tracks west of Lenwood Road, Barstow       

VICTIM:                   John Doe


On June 15, 2014,  at approximately 2:37 a.m., San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department dispatch received a telephone call from a male stating he was intoxicated and walking along some railroad tracks.  As the dispatcher was attempting to get additional information, the sound of a loud horn honking was heard in the background.  The call disconnected and there was no other contact with the male. 


Deputies from the Barstow Sheriff's Station were advised of the call and dispatched to conduct an area check near Blackford Avenue in Lenwood.  Contact was made with train personnel who confirmed a male subject was just struck by the train.  During the search of the area, a body was located along the railroad tracks west of Lenwood Road.  The incident is being investigated as a death investigation.  Identification of the victim has not been made and is unknown.  The Coroner's Department was notified and is assisting in the investigation.  

Refer:       Deputy C. Slaswon

                 Sergeant R. Alexander

Station:     Barstow Sheriff's Station

Phone No.:  (760) 256-4838

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700

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