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Amtrak train hits and kills pedestrian in Midtown

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Authorities are investigating an incident in which a 44-year-old San Diego man was struck and killed by an Amtrak train while walking in the middle of railroad tracks in Midtown.

The man, who apparently made no effort to get out of the train's path, was struck in the vicinity of Washington Street and Pacific Highway about 6 p.m. Monday, according to San Diego County sheriff's Deputy Brenda Wiebe.

The engineer of the northbound train sounded bells and whistles prior to the accident, Wiebe said, noting that the engineer saw the man and tried to stop but was unable to halt the train in time.

The man, whose name was withheld, was killed upon impact, she said. There were no other injuries reported.

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