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Amtrak train strikes, kills man in D.C.

LORTON, Va. (AP) -- Police say a man has been hit and killed by an Amtrak train outside Washington, D.C., after the engineer tried to stop but couldn't.

Fairfax County police say the train was heading from New York City to Charlotte, N.C., when it hit the man in Lorton, Va., just before noon Tuesday.

Police say the engineer blew his horn, but the man didn't get out of the way in time. It appears he was wearing ear muffs.

He was also wearing a UPS uniform, though police haven't yet been able to identify him.

Trains were stopped for a time but are running again through the area about 20 miles south of D.C.

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