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Pedestrian dies after being struck by a train in Albuquerque

October 3, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say a pedestrian is dead after being struck by a train in Albuquerque.

They have identified the victim as 62-year-old Gerald Paul Smith of Albuquerque.

State Police say their initial investigation indicates Smith was trespassing on a restricted area of the railroad tracks near Commercial and Indian School when he was struck by a Railrunner around 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The train had just left the downtown station before the fatal incident.

State Police say Smith was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

They say it’s still unknown why Smith was on the tracks or whether alcohol was a factor in the incident.

State Police say their investigation is ongoing.

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