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Second Person in Week Struck, Killed by Train

The incident occurred about 9:30 p.m. Saturday in Indio

A second man in less than 10 days has died from injuries suffered when a train struck him in the desert, authorities said.

The man was struck about 9:30 p.m. Saturday, on Country Club Drive, south of Adams Street, according to the Riverside County Coroner's office.

He was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:09 p.m., authorities said.

The man's name was not released, pending notification of family.

It was unclear whether the train was freight or an Amtrak.

This marks the second time in less than 10 days that a man was struck and killed in the desert.

Richard Poe, 52, of Palm Springs, on Nov. 17 was struck and killed by a Union Pacific Railroad train in Mecca.

BP November 26, 2012 at 07:01 PM
Railroads are like the DC snipers. The only difference is the city,county, state, Feds are the drivers while the railroads are like the shooter in the trunk killing one here---one there with NO safety equipment demands on the killer railroads. If Joe Bobs chimney cleaning company was killing and injuring hundreds of people a year all these railroad safety phonies would be all over it.

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