Bicyclist killed by train near McDuff Avenue

Police say man waited for 1st train to pass, didn't see 2nd

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A 28-year-old bicyclist was struck and killed by a train just after midnight Sunday in the Murray Hill area, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. 

Two trains were traveling in opposite directions near the intersection of Post Street and McDuff Avenue. Police said when the northbound train passed, he pedaled into the path of the train traveling south.

Police said the man was thrown a great distance and died at the scene. His name has not been released.

Traffic homicide detectives have ruled the crash accidental.

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