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Photographer Killed by Train During Photo Shoot in Fresno, CA

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Less than a month after Union Pacific launched a public safety campaign that warns photographers against doing shoots on train tracks, another photographer has been killed doing just that.

The Fresno Bee reports that a 25-year-old photographer was struck and killed by a train at about 5pm yesterday while doing a photo shoot with a model.

The man was reportedly trying to capture a photo with a southbound train whizzing by in the background, and failed to notice a northbound train approaching on the other set of tracks he was standing on. Fresno police say that the photographer was pronounced dead at the scene, but the model escaped unscathed.


Image credits: Photograph by Bruce Fingerhood

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