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Man Dies After Being Struck by Train

12:46 PM, Dec 31, 2012   |    comments
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SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - Authorities say a 50-year-old man died after being struck by a train near downtown Spartanburg.
 
The Spartanburg County coroner's office identified the man Monday as Lester McCombs.
 
He was hit about 6 p.m. Sunday and died in surgery several hours later at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
 
The coroner's office McCombs died of massive internal injuries after he climbed between two rail cars of a train in an attempt to cross the tracks while carrying his bicycle.
 
McCombs told officers the train was stopped when he started to cross.
 
The case remains under investigation.

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