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Man hit by train in Palmetto dies

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PALMETTO, GA (CBS46) -

A man hit by a train while crossing the tracks in Palmetto on Dec. 29 has died.

Richmond James Steele, 19, was struck and killed by a CSX train while crossing the Harper Street tracks in his vehicle.

At this intersection there are no crossing arms, but there are railroad crossing signs, as well as other traffic control devices that were in place.

Police said the train did have safety precautions in place including train horns and alternating lights.

There are currently no charges pending against the train driver. Steele had recently moved to Palmetto from Monticello, GA.

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