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PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A man was killed this evening when he was hit by a freight train in Portland.

Police say the man who was in his mid 60's was walking on Irving Street near the tracksat about 7:30. He apparently saw the Pan- Am train coming and tried to get out of the way but was hit.

The Amtrak Downeaster passenger train also uses that line. It was not involved in the accident.