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Man killed by train during photo shoot is ID’d

The scene at dusk where a photographer was killed by a train in downtown Fresno.
The scene at dusk where a photographer was killed by a train in downtown Fresno. ebaldricaguy@fresnobee.com

A photographer who was struck and killed by a train Thursday in downtown Fresno was identified Friday as Christopher O’Guinn, 25, the Fresno County Sheriff-Coroner said.

O’Guinn and his female model were attempting to capture a southbound train in the background of their photos about 5 p.m. Thursday during a photo session near H Street and Stanislaus Street, Fresno police Sgt. Paul Preston said.

O’Guinn failed to notice an approaching northbound train and was struck and killed. Neither the woman nor anyone on the train were injured, Preston said.

O’Guinn described himself online as a carpenter and aspiring photographer “mastering this art form one flick at a time.” He had a webpage devoted to his photography.

Bee reporter Michael Olinger contributed to the story. Eryn Baldrica-Guy: 559-441-6679, @eryn_natalia

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