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Immigrant crushed by train in southern Arizona

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Posted: Thursday, May 27, 2010 2:56 pm

TUCSON — Santa Cruz County authorities say an illegal immigrant was crushed after trying to hitch a ride on a train Wednesday.

Sheriff Tony Estrada said U.S. Border Patrol agents discovered the body of a 29-year-old man in between two railroad cars on a Union Pacific line near Bridge Road in Tubac.

Estrada said agents called in the Sheriff's Office, which has been working with the Mexican Consulate to notify the family of the Nogales, Mexico, man.

The Sheriff said it appeared the man was trying to ride on the train when he fell in between the cars and was crushed by the steel couplings that hold the trains together.

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