Joshua Shaefer Killed in Train Crash on Cypress Road [Oakley, CA]

Joshua Shaefer Killed in Train Crash on Cypress Road [Oakley, CA]

Joshua Shaefer Killed in Train Crash on Cypress Road [Oakley, CA]

Joshua Shaefer Killed in Train Crash on Cypress Road [Oakley, CA]

12-Year-Old Boy Dies in Fatal Collision on Main Street in Oakley

OAKLEY, CA (August 26, 2021)Wednesday afternoon, 12-year-old Joshua Shaefer was killed in a deadly train crash on East Cypress Road in Oakley.

Officers received reports of the collision around 12:53 p.m., on East Cypress Road and Main Street. Dispatchers arrived to the area shortly after.

Authorities say the events leading up to the collision remain unclear. However, one vehicle rolled over as a result of the accident.

Medics airlifted a 19-year-old woman to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek. She was said to be suffering critical injuries.

In addition, firefighters pronounced a 12-year-old boy dead at the scene. He was identified by his mother, Melissa Shaefer. The family says the 19-year-old was his half-sister, and she was picking him up from school at the time.

At this time, there are no further details about the accident. Once available, more information will be released.


Our team at Sweet James would like to take this opportunity to send our heartfelt condolences to the family of Joshua Shaefer.


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