Man Killed After Being Hit by Train in Merced County

A 23-year-old man was killed Monday night after he was hit by an Amtrak Train.

It happened around 6:30 on the tracks near Santa Fe and Childs Avenues in Planada.

Merced County Sheriff's Deputies believe the man, identified as Steven Miller, was chasing his dog across the tracks when he was hit.

The train had left Bakersfield earlier in the day and was heading to Oakland.

After a three-hour delay, the train was given the okay to continue on its trip.

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