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Man fatally hit by train while talking on cellphone

Tracks near W. 17th St and Utica Ave (Source: WOIO) Tracks near W. 17th St and Utica Ave (Source: WOIO)
Man hit by train Thursday night (Source: WOIO) Man hit by train Thursday night (Source: WOIO)
(Source: WOIO) (Source: WOIO)
LORAIN, OH (WOIO) -

Lorain police are investigating a fatal accident involving a freight train and a man that was talking on his cellphone.

Police said officers responded to the railroad tracks near the intersection of West 17th Street and Utica Avenue in Lorain Thursday around 6 p.m.

The police investigation on the Norfolk Southern Corporation tracks revealed Jalisco Leos, 29, was on his cellphone while walking on the tracks.

The train's engineer sounded the horn and started breaking to avoid the pedestrian, but Leos, of Lorain, did not react in time.

The incident remains under investigation.

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