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Deputies identify man hit by train in Seffner Saturday night

TAMPA — The man hit and killed by a freight train in Seffner on Saturday night may have been passed out on the tracks, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said.

Henry Charles Shaffer, 46, died when he was struck by a CSX freight train near Kingsway Road and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard at about 8:10 p.m., deputies said.

The engineer told deputies the train was traveling at about 53 mph when he noticed something on the tracks. After the engineer realized he was seeing a person, he blew the horn several times but Shaffer did not react, deputies said.

Shaffer, who has no permanent address but was known to live in the Seffner area, was alone at the time of the accident, deputies said.

The incident is still under investigation.

This story has been updated to correct the spelling of the victim's name.

Deputies identify man hit by train in Seffner Saturday night 09/05/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, September 7, 2010 4:28pm]
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