Nevada man struck by train, dies trying to save dog

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Updated: 12/26/2012 11:50 am

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Washoe County sheriff's officials say a man trying to rescue his dog on train tracks near Boomtown has died after he was struck by an Amtrak train.

Deputy Armando Avina says two men were walking the dog Monday afternoon when the animal got too close to the tracks. Avina says the man was struck when he apparently fell through a train trestle onto the tracks near U.S. 40 in the Verdi area.

Authorities say the conductor was not able to stop the train in time.

About 260 passengers were on board at the time. The train's final destination was not immediately known.

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Kramer - 12/26/2012 6:32 PM
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Excuuuuuse my "rant", what is relevant is that the report should have said how long the train was delayed. But Noooo, instead we get trivial where's the choo-choo goin'? stuff. filler. ballast.

Kramer - 12/26/2012 6:29 PM
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This is the ONE-train-a-day, each way; it goes thru to Chicago. This rote writer is the real meaning of "no-brainer". Some silly style manual or know-it-all newsGuy said this was "reporting". way2Go, knee-vaaaa-DUH

lnoel - 12/26/2012 7:04 AM
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Was the dog ok?

sosumenow - 12/26/2012 12:51 AM
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I don't think the writers are paid much, if at all.

FoolontheHill - 12/25/2012 5:15 PM
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What difference does the train's final destination make to the story? How difficult is it to look at a train schedule and figure out the trains final destination?
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