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Victim identified in fatal Garden City train crash

GARDEN CITY, GA (WTOC) -

Police have identified the man that was struck and killed by an oncoming train while attempting to make it across the tracks early Thursday morning in Garden City. 

Officials say 23-year-old Christopher Lovell drove his pickup truck around the warning gates and was hit by the Amtrak train. It happened where Dean Forest Road becomes Bourne Avenue. 

Police do not believe there were any technical malfunctions and they said the train gave plenty of warning, reportedly blowing its horn several times. 

Lovell lived in Rincon but is originally from Macon.

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