Pedestrian killed trying to cross train tracks in Garland

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Posted on July 16, 2013 at 10:11 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 17 at 8:47 AM

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GARLAND — A man was killed after being struck by a northbound freight train in Garland Tuesday night.

An investigation was being conducted at Lavon Dr. and Crist Rd., where it appeared that the victim had been trying to walk across the tracks at about 9 p.m.

Garland police said the man, identified as 57-year-old Clarence Hodge of Garland, died at the scene. Detectives said he may have been wearing headphones that prevented him from hearing the approaching train.

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