At 3:15 a.m. Aug. 2, deputies responded to a report of a train striking a person in the area of Golden State Highway and the Highway 99 overcrossing.

When deputies arrived, they found a body near the railroad tracks.

The coroner's office identified the man as Jerry Duane Ralls, 36, of Bakersfield.

- Kern County Sheriff's Department, Kern County Coroner's office