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Aug 29, 2013 8:50 AM

Cyclist Dies When Hit By Amtrak Train

STAFFORD - Police say a bicycle rider has died after being struck by a passenger train in a Houston-area accident.

An Amtrak spokesman says the accident happened Wednesday night in Stafford. Cliff Cole says the Sunset Limited train was bound from New Orleans to Los Angeles when the cyclist was hit.

Stafford police are investigating. The name of the victim wasn't immediately released.

Nobody on the train was injured. Amtrak officials did not immediately return messages Thursday to provide additional details on the status of the train trip.

Stafford is 10 miles southwest of Houston.

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