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Police: man hit, killed by train was photographing deer

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Posted at 9:39 PM, Nov 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-07 21:39:25-05

State Police say a 60-year-old western New York man who was struck and killed by a freight train may have been photographing deer along the tracks.

Troopers say David Swinton of Byron was near the tracks in his Genesee County hometown around 10:30 a.m. Sunday when he was hit by a passing CSX train.

Police say Swinton was an avid hunter and apparently was photographing deer in a rural area near the tracks.

Troopers believe the train's operator wasn't at fault and was operating within the regulations.

The accident remains under investigation.