Autopsy confirms man hit by train died of blunt force trauma

The 21-year-old Paso Robles man who was struck by a train early Saturday in Paso Robles died of blunt force trauma, authorities said Thursday.

The autopsy of Bryan Brady was conducted Wednesday, according to the Sheriff's Department. His preliminary blood alcohol content has not been released, but toxicology results are expected to take up to four weeks.

His family said he was celebrating his 21st birthday Friday night.

Investigators are still trying to determine why Brady was lying on the tracks about 150 feet north of 13th Street when a northbound freight train hit him about 6:30 a.m., a Union Pacific spokesman said.

Paso Robles police have said the engineer saw Brady but was unable to stop the 78-car train in time. There were no other witnesses to the crash.The investigation is still open.

A memorial is planned for 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 17 at Robert Hall Winery in Paso Robles, where he worked.

-Tonya Strickland