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Man killed by train in DeKalb County

Updated: January 15, 2013 11:35AM

A Waterman resident was killed when he was hit by a train while walking along the Union Pacific Railroad tracks in DeKalb County Wednesday afternoon, the DeKalb sheriff’s office said.

According to police, the railroad called the sheriff’s office at around 3:33 p.m. to report that the train had hit a pedestrian near University and Johnson roads, south of Shabbona.

The pedestrian, Nigel Ortega, 35, of Waterman, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are still investigating.

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