Crawl­ing man is killed by train

Los Angeles Times - - OBITUARIES - — Tony Perry

A man who tried to cross train tracks by crawl­ing un­der­neath a slow-mov­ing freight train was killed early Thurs­day in down­town San Diego.

The in­ci­dent oc­curred af­ter mid­night at Mar­ket Street and Har­bor Drive, ac­cord­ing to the San Diego County Sher­iff ’s Depart­ment.

Cross­ing lights and bells were work­ing as the train ap­proached, Deputy Ed Macken said.

The man car­ried no iden­ti­fi­ca­tion. He is be­lieved to have been in his 20s and home­less.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors don’t know why he didn’t wait un­til the train passed to cross the tracks, but al­co­hol may have played a role, the Sher­iff ’s Depart­ment said.

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