Man killed by train while possibly attempting stunt

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SAN DIEGO - A man was killed by a freight train Wednesday night in what appeared to be a stunt attempt gone wrong, according to San Diego police.

The man, who was in his 30s, seemed to be trying to time the train so that he could either lay down in the middle of the tracks or roll under one side of the train and out the other side as it drove by, witnesses said.

Trains were stopped at the intersection of West Harbot Drive and Market Place downtown after the accident, though the train that actually hit the man continued along its route as the engineer was unaware of what happened, police said. Trolley service was unaffected.

Investigators from the Sheriff's Department Coaster/Railroad Enforcement Unit remained on-scene trying to piece together exactly what happened. The man's name has not yet been released.

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