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October 8th, 2008
Man on railroad bridge killed by train

A San Marcos man died after he was struck by a Union Pacific freight train near Children’s Park in San Marcos at 9:48 p.m. Tuesday, October 7.

David Perez (DOB 02-01-1965) of San Marcos died at Central Texas Medical Center after he was struck. Train personnel said that Perez was lying on the tracks on the railroad bridge over the San Marcos River and did not move as the train approached, police said.

Emergency personnel transported the victim to Central Texas Medical Center where he later died. Justice of the Peace Margie Hernandez has ordered an autopsy.

Union Pacific is investigating the death and inquiries should be directed to the company.

by MELISSA MILLECAM
Communications Director – City o San Marcos

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