Security guard dies in Port of Oakland crash


A security contractor with Union Pacific Railroad was killed in a crash near the Port of Oakland on Sunday morning, a Union Pacific spokesman said.

Securitas Security Services employee Harvey Jackson, 67, lost control of his company-issued pickup truck and crashed at 6:29 a.m. as he was patrolling an intermodal yard in the 1400 block of Middle Harbor Road, where cargo from port ships is loaded onto freight trains, Union Pacific spokesman Francisco Castillo said.

The Toyota Tacoma slammed into a row of parked chassis underframes — empty frames used to mount cargo containers for street or rail travel, Castillo said. Jackson was pronounced dead a short time later.

Oakland police are investigating why Jackson lost control of the truck.

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