A Tuscaloosa man was killed early Wednesday morning when his car was struck by a train outside the downtown area.

Stephanie Taylor, a spokesperson for the Tuscaloosa Police Department, said it appears the driver was crossing railroad tracks near the intersection of 16th Street and Queen City Avenue when he was struck by a passing train.

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The victim's vehicle was pushed more than 100 yards before it came to a rest behind Fire Station 1 on Greensboro Avenue

Paramedics rushed to the area, but Taylor said the victim, a white man in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision.

Taylor did not release the victim's identity Wednesday morning -- she said his family has been notified and is in the process of letting other loved ones know about his death.

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