California man posts suicide note on Facebook before driving in path of train

  • In this Dec. 26, 2012 photo, the crossing gate is raised on East Service Road at Santa Fe Avenue in Hughson, Calif. Antjuan Miguel Colvin took his life at this crossing on Christmas evening when he drove his car into the path of an oncoming train. The 21-year-old had posted a suicide not on Facebook about an hour earlier. (AP Photo/The Modesto Bee, Joan Barnett Lee)

HUGHSON — A Central California man died after posting a suicide note on Facebook and then driving his car onto railroad tracks about an hour later, as friends and family frantically tried to get in touch with him.

Antjuan Miguel Colvin, 21, was struck by a train going about 75 mph in Hughson on Christmas night and pronounced dead at the scene, Stanislaus County sheriff's Sgt. Anthony Bejaran told the Modesto Bee (http://bit.ly/Vbowd4 ).

His death has shocked family and friends, who responded with concern when they saw the posting on Colvin's Facebook page. In it, the Waterford resident thanked family and friends for the impact they had on his life, but said he could no longer take living.

"I called his phone like 100 times," said Olivia Johnson, 22, who has known Colvin since she was a little girl. "I called his sister, messaged his girlfriend, called them to (find out) if they knew what was going on. I don't understand why he would do this."

Some people who saw the post wondered whether Colvin was joking.

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