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San Luis Obispo Police Department
Thursday August 30th, 2018 :: 09:09 a.m. PDT


The San Luis Obispo man struck by the train on August 29th has been identified.

WHAT: Train vs. Pedestrian fatal collision

WHERE: Mill/ Pepper, San Luis Obispo

WHEN: August 29, 2018

DEPARTMENT CONTACT: Lieutenant John Bledsoe


Police have identified the man found dead along the rail road tracks in San Luis Obispo on Wednesday August 29th, 2018. He has been identified as Thirty-Seven-year-old Christopher Hackmann of San Luis Obispo. The cause of his death is still under investigation, and police are asking for the publics assistance if they have any information regarding Hackmann’s death.

On Wednesday August 29, 2018 at approximately 10:25 am, San Luis Obispo Police and Fire personnel responded to the report of a train vs. pedestrian collision on the rail road tracks at the Mill Street overpass. Upon their arrival they found a male white in his mid-thirties lying alongside the rail road tracks partially under the stopped train. The subject had obviously been struck by the train based on the condition of his body. Emergency personnel pronounced the man dead at the scene. The San Luis Obispo County Coroner responded to the scene to assist in the investigation.

It appears the man was struck by the train under the Mill Street overpass, but the circumstances leading up to the collision are still being investigated. The man’s identity is not being released at this time until his family is notified. While there is no foul play suspected at this time, this case is still under investigation and police are asking anyone who may information to notify the San Luis Obispo Police Department.

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Prepared by: Lieutenant John Bledsoe
DR#: 180829029
Date/Time: 8-29-18/ 1530
Typed by: J. Bledsoe

San Luis Obispo Police Department
1042 Walnut Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-781-7337

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