A man is dead after being hit by a freight train this morning in North Highlands.
The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department received a call just before 5 a.m. to assist fire crews with the report of a man hit by a train near Roseville Road and Winona Way. He was declared dead at the scene.
The Sheriff's Department said that Union Pacific police will handle the investigation. No explanation was immediately available as to why the man was on the tracks in the early morning darkness.