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Freight train hits, kills transient

June 23, 2009 12:05:46 PM PDT
A Union Pacific freight train struck and killed a man who was sitting on the tracks in Loma Linda on Tuesday.Police said the train's engineer spotted the man sitting on the tracks and initiated emergency stopping procedures at about 1:15 a.m., but it was too late.

The man has been identified as Johnny Rogers, 45, and police say he was a transient.

The engineer told investigators he could see the man moving just prior to impact.

Rogers was pronounced dead at the scene.

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