The Riverside County Coroner’s Office Saturday named the 28-year-old man fatally struck by a Southern Pacific train in Indio.

Ernie Hernandez Jr. was hit at about 12:05 a.m. on railroad tracks north of Indio Boulevard east of Monroe Street, where he was pronounced dead minutes later, according to the coroner’s office.

The Union Pacific Police Department was leading the death investigation with the help of Indio police.

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