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Man Hit by Train While Walking Along Tracks

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

A tragic Thanksgiving day accident has left one man dead after he was hit by a train just before noon Thursday.

Police were called out to the 4800 block of Sharpsburg Road. When they got to the scene, it took a few minutes before they could locate the man's body, which was cut in half in the accident.

According to the police, the man appears to be in his late 40s, or early 50s. The crew on the train said the man was walking along the tracks and didn't move off in time, adding that they could not bring the locomotive to a stop in order to avoid hitting him.

"They hit the horn a couple of times to get him to move, and when they realized he wasn't moving they locked the breaks and knocked over at the site," said Sgt. Russell McNorton of the Corpus Christi Police Department.

Police said the man appears to be homeless, and may have been distracted by headphones. A portable CD player was found in the area.

At this point they are still working on trying to identify him.

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