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Man in Denton hit by train, killed while crossing track

A train hit and killed a man in Denton early Sunday as he and another man tried to cross the track in the 500 block of East Hickory Street.

Matthew Oconnor, 25, died 2:30 a.m., according to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner. His place of residence was not listed.

Denton police were called to the scene at 2:10 a.m. Police do not know why the men tried to cross the track with a train coming.

“The train’s crossing arms were down and red lights were flashing. All of the emergency equipment was operating,” said Orlando Hinojosa, public information officer for Denton Police. “One man made it, one man didn’t.”

Susan McFarland: 817-390-7984,@susanmcfarland1

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