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Driver Killed Before Train Collision

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A Fernley man was killed Saturday after rolling his vehicle down a hill and onto a train track.

Storey County Sheriff  Gerald Antinoro says 27-year-old Saul Arellano was driving on a dirt road near the train tracks early Saturday morning when he rolled his pick up truck down a 50-foot embankment. 

A Union Pacific freight train then collided with Arellano's vehicle around 8:12 a.m.

According to Sheriff Antinoro, Arellano died from the rollover and not from being hit by the train, which clipped Arellano's truck hours after the original crash. 

Union Pacific suspended all train traffic while the scene was cleared.

Emergency crews say Arellano was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, and appears to have been the only person in the vehicle.

Arellano's family has been notified. 

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