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Man struck and killed by train

POSTED February 10, 2010 3:30 p.m.
A man was struck and killed by a train Wednesday in Turlock.
The man’s identity has not been released pending notification of next of kin. The man was about 30 years old and was from Turlock.
The Turlock Police Department received a call at 9:04 a.m. Wednesday reporting a man had just been hit by a train in the area of Golden State Boulevard and Front Street, south of Fulkerth Road.
Turlock Police Sgt. Nino Amirfar said witnesses saw the man running towards the train tracks as a train, pulling about five cars, was approaching. The man ran onto the tracks, running in a southerly direction as the train approached from the south. The train engineer blew the emergency horn and activated the emergency brakes, but at a speed of about 50 mph, a collision was unavoidable.
The man was struck and thrown clear of the tracks, Amirfar said. He was rushed to an area hospital with severe injuries and was later pronounced dead.
The site of Wednesday’s event was about in the same location where a woman committed suicide in December 2009 by laying down on the tracks as a train approached.
To contact Sabra Stafford, e-mail sstafford@turlockjournal.com or call 634-9141 ext. 2002.

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