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Train victim identified

POSTED August 12, 2011 9:25 p.m.

The man killed while walking along the railroad tracks in Hughson has been identified by the Stanislaus County Coroner’s Office as Ryan Ling, 26.

The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department has ruled the death a suicide.

Ling was walking on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe tracks near Santa Fe Avenue and Hatch Road in Hughson on Tuesday morning. He made no attempts to get out of the path of the freight train barreling down on him, or even acknowledge the horn blaring at him.

A hometown for Ling was not given. Stanislaus County Sheriff Spokesman Sgt. Anthony Bejaran said he was a transient.

To contact Sabra Stafford, e-mail or call 634-9141 ext. 2002.

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