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Man struck, killed by train in Plainfield

Associated Press

Publication: theday.com

Published August 26. 2014 6:25AM   Updated August 26. 2014 6:27AM

Plainfield (AP) — Police say a Rhode Island man has been struck and killed by a privately-owned train in Plainfield.

Authorities tell WFSB-TV that 39-year-old James A. Hawkins III of Coventry, Rhode Island, died Monday afternoon after being struck by the train on privately-owned railroad tracks around Norwich Road.

They say train is owned and was being operated by 44-year-old Donald Hopkins of Plainfield.

Further details were not available. An investigation is continuing.

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