Man killed by train in SM still not identified

San Martin
– A man killed on the railroad tracks Tuesday has not yet been
identified, according to the Santa Clara County Coroner’s office.
The man, believed to be Latino and in his 30s, was struck by a
southbound freight train shortly after 12:30pm as he and two others
sat on the tracks in San Martin.
San Martin – A man killed on the railroad tracks Tuesday has not yet been identified, according to the Santa Clara County Coroner’s office. The man, believed to be Latino and in his 30s, was struck by a southbound freight train shortly after 12:30pm as he and two others sat on the tracks in San Martin.

A Union Pacific freight train crew reported at 12:39pm that one person had been struck and likely killed by the train.

The train’s conductor, who declined to give his name, said the crew noticed what looked like piles of black plastic on or near the tracks.

An empty bottle of King Cobra malt liquor was found at the scene of the accident, along with a portable radio.

The man appeared to make no attempt to clear the tracks as the train approached, the conductor said.

“He just seemed to lean over, to hug the tracks,” he said.

The southbound freight train was traveling at 47 mph when the accident occurred, said Union Pacific spokesman John Bromley.

The body was lying along the tracks at the rear of the 3,000-foot-long train.

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