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Caltrans worker dies after being hit by San Diego Trolley

May 4, 2011 |  4:16 pm

A 64-year-old landscape maintenance worker for the California Department of Transportation died Wednesday after being struck by the San Diego Trolley, officials said.

Stephen Palmer of Jamul was hit about 1 p.m. near the 24th Street Trolley Station in National City. He was taken to the UC San Diego Medical Center where he was declared dead.

Palmer, a Caltrans employee for four years, is survived by his wife, Bertha, and son, Stephen Jr. An investigation into the incident is continuing, officials said.

-- Tony Perry in San Diego