This story has been updated.
WASCO, Calif. (KGET) — A person has died after their vehicle was struck by a train and caught fire in Wasco Thursday morning, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office and Kern County Fire Department responded to the scene.
The incident happened around 9:37 a.m. at the intersection of 6th and G Streets in Wasco, according to BNSF Railway. The train originated out of Texas and was on its way to Stockton, Calif. when it hit the vehicle.
It is unclear why the car and train collided at this time.
The driver of the vehicle died, according to BNSF. No other injuries were reported. Train traffic is stopped in the area.
The sheriff’s office is asking the public and drivers to avoid the area of 6th and G Streets.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.