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Man killed by train in Clayton

A freight train hit and killed a 25-year-old man near the Shotwell Road railroad crossing Sunday night, Clayton police said.

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CLAYTON, N.C. — A freight train hit and killed a 25-year-old man near the Shotwell Road railroad crossing Sunday night, Clayton police said.

Police said that Victor Garcia Macias was walking west on the railroad tracks when an eastbound Norfolk Southern train approached him shortly before 10 p.m. Macias didn't make it off the tracks before the train struck him, approximately 500 feet east of the crossing.

Macias, of 2448 Shotwell Road, was originally from Mexico City, police said. They released his identity after informing his family of his death.

The train was carrying ethanol, but no leaks were reported.

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