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Cyclist struck, killed by train near San Marcos Activity Center


A Union Pacific train hit a bicyclist who was riding near the tracks near the San Marcos Activity Center Thursday afternoon, fatally injuring the cyclist and blocking traffic on Hopkins Street in both directions.

The collision happened shortly after 3 p.m., city spokesperson Trey Hatt said. First responders performed CPR on the cyclist, a white male who appeared to be in his early 20s, at the scene but were unable to revive him. The man was declared dead at the scene.

Officials have not yet released the cyclist’s identity pending notification of the victim’s next of kin.

The train stopped after the collision, blocking East Hopkins Street at the railroad crossing between Activity Center and the bridge over the San Marcos River. Motorists are asked to find an alternate route until the scene can be cleared and the train can be moved.

The cause of the collision is under investigation by the San Marcos Police Department and Union Pacific Railroad police.