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Man Killed by Train Was Oxnard Resident

An Oxnard man who was killed by a train Friday was identified as J. Asuncion Yanez-Jimenez, 38, the Ventura County coroner’s office said Saturday.

The death is being classified as a suicide, officials said.

Yanez-Jimenez was walking on the tracks near San Jon Road in Ventura when the engineer noticed him, said Craig Stevens, a senior deputy coroner.

When the train whistle sounded, Yanez-Jimenez turned around and began walking in the opposite direction, but made no effort to get out of the path of the southbound train, Stevens said.

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The engineer was unable to stop the train before it slammed into Yanez-Jimenez about 5:10 p.m., killing him on contact.


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