A person is dead after a train hit a car parked on railroad tracks in Mecca Tuesday night in what officials have announced was a suicide.
The collision occurred just before 5:45 p.m., reports The Desert Sun, when an “intermodal train carrying consumer goods” hit a car near Cleveland Street and Highway 111.
One person, who has not been named, was inside the vehicle and died shortly after paramedics arrived.
No one on the train was injured, but the train’s locomotive engineer and conductor were put in touch with peer counselors designed to help them get through the traumatic event.
UPDATE: The Desert Sun identifies the man as Bryan Wright of Corona.
If someone you know exhibits warning signs of suicide: do not leave the person alone, remove any firearms, alcohol, drugs or sharp objects that could be used in a suicide attempt, and call the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or take the person to an emergency room or seek help from a medical or mental health professional.