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Man electrocuted when trying to retrieve his phone on subway

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Police say a Bronx man was killed when he impatiently tried to retrieve his phone from the subway tracks and was electrocuted and run over early Saturday morning.

Francisco Diego, Jr. apparently dropped his iPhone on the tracks at the Wakefield-241st Street station and told a toll clerk at the station about his phone around 1:10 a.m.

The clerk told him to wait for help but he went back to the platform. According to the New York Post, when a downtown #2 train arrived at the station, Diego went between two of the cars and tried to grab it, but reached too far and electrocuted himself on the third rail.

The train then began to move and he fell onto the tracks and was hit by the train.

EMS took Diego to Jacobi Hospital where he was pronounced dead. There were no passengers on the train since it was headed back to the train yard.

Police say no criminality is suspected.    

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