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Update: City employee killed in Sparks train crash

SPARKS, GA -

 A city employee in Sparks was killed Friday afternoon when his city truck was hit by a train.

The Georgia State Patrol has not released the name of the 60 year-old victim yet, but troopers say he apparently didn't see or hear the train and pulled into its path this afternoon on Patterson Street.

They say you need to be alert every time you cross railroad tracks. Sgt. Jeremy Roberts said, "Crossing the railroad track you always want to stop and look both ways and make sure it's safe to go. Trains always have the right of way on railroad tracks."

The victim was on the job and driving a city pickup truck when the train hit it on the driver's side.

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