Pickup truck struck by Amtrak train near Fairfield Sunday, driver killed

FAIRFIELD — A Vallejo man in a pickup truck was struck and killed by an Amtrak train Sunday afternoon in rural Solano County.

The California Highway Patrol said they received a call at 2:05 p.m. about the collision.

According to the CHP, the truck driver, said to be in his 50s, backed up onto train tracks in “marshlands” along I-680 outside Cordelia, an unincorporated community seven miles west of Fairfield near the junction of Interstate 80 and Highway 12. The truck was broken in half in the crash and the train was disabled. Another train experienced a four-hour delay.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene and the CHP said there was no impact to auto traffic.

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