A man was killed this afternoon when he was run over by a Union Pacific freight train on the city's south side, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
The engineer told police he saw the man walking on the tracks near South Presa. and sounded horn repeatedly to warn him.
The engineer says the man waved to acknowledge him, but continued walking on the tracks.
He finally tried to jump off the tracks, but it was too late. The train hit him, knocking him some thirty feet. He was pronounced dead at the scene.