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Man Drinking on Railroad Tracks Killed by Train

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A man was killed on Saturday while drinking on train tracks near Palmdale, reports NBC Los Angeles.

The man, 20-year-old Edgardo Mendez-Barreras, was reportedly hanging out with two friends and sipping alcohol at Union Pacific bridge over Little Rock Creek at about 11:30 p.m. when a train came hurtling towards them. Mendez-Barreras' friends were able to get away in time but Mendez-Barreras was fatally struck, dying instantly.

It's not clear whether he was stuck on the tracks in any way.