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A dog owner killed trying to save his pet

 A dog owner in California sacrificed his own life to save his pet, when it ran towards a speeding train.

Neighbors say the man and dog took the same path everyday.
Police say the victim was walking his pet unleashed just over a  bluff, when the dog was startled by the horn of an oncoming train and took off towards the tracks.
    "It was an awful scene. And then it was clear that something had happened at that point."

The identity of the victim hasn't been released yet
    Neighbors say he was a former Mayor of the City of Del Mar in 1980's.