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Man Killed by Train in Durham

Posted August 29, 2007 8:24 p.m. EDT
Updated August 30, 2007 5:03 p.m. EDT

— A Durham man died Wednesday evening after he was hit by a freight train in western Durham, police said.

Mark Robert Stauffenberg, 47, of Green Lane Drive, was lying on the tracks behind National Jewelry and Pawn, in the 3100 block of Hillsborough Road, when he was struck by a westbound Norfolk & Southern freight train at about 6:10 p.m., police said.

Stauffenberg was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.