The Sheriff's Department has identified the man hit and killed by a train early Saturday morning in Paso Robles as Bryan Clifton Brady.
Police said Brady, 21, of Paso Robles, may have been laying on the tracks about 50 yards north of 12th Street when the northbound train hit him about 6:30 a.m.
Sheriff’s Department and Union Pacific Police investigators had not determined a cause of the collision on Saturday.
Paso Robles Police Sgt. Tod Rehner said the engineer saw Brady but was unable to stop the 26-car train in time.
There were no other witnesses, and investigators have not determined why Brady was laying on the tracks, Rehner said. A toxicology test was pending.
Brady is the second person in San Luis Obispo County to be struck and killed by a train in less than three weeks. On July 15, 17-year-old Oscar Gonzalez was killed after he was hit by an Amtrak train near Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo.