Shasta Co. has most deadly train crashes in Northstate in 2017

Shasta Co. has most deadly train...

REDDING, Calif. - Statistics show Shasta County has an increasing rate of deadly train incidents over the last few years.

pedestrian was killed by a train in Redding Tuesday morning. KRCR News Channel 7 contacted the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to get the numbers for Butte, Tehama and Shasta Counties. The statistics do not include the most recent incident.

Here's how the numbers break down:

Shasta County

  • 2015 - Zero
  • 2016 - Three
  • 2017 (January to June) - Three

Tehama County

  • 2015 - Zero
  • 2016 - Two
  • 2017 (January to June) - One

Butte County

  • 2015 - Two
  • 2016 - One
  • 2017 (January to June) - Zero

The FRA also said 94 percent of train-vehicle collisions are due to driver behavior or poor judgment.

September is also Rail Safety Month in California to raise awareness and deter fatalities.

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