By CBS13 Staff

MODESTO (CBS13) — A man was killed after he apparently stopped in the middle of railroad tracks in Modesto and was struck by a train.

California Highway Patrol says, a little before 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, a man driving an SUV was struck by a train near Highway 132 and Santa Fe Avenue.

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Apparently, the railroad crossing arms had started to come down as a train approached – but the driver continued onto the tracks. The driver then stopped in the middle of the railroad tracks, officers say, and was struck by the trail.

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The driver was ejected in the crash. He was taken to the hospital but was later pronounced dead, officers say.

Investigators say the man was not wearing a seatbelt. His name has not been released, but he has been identified as a 60-year-old Empire resident.

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The crash is still under investigation.