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Train strikes and kills pedestrian in central Oklahoma

July 5, 2019
A train sits stopped on the tracks Friday, July 5, 2019, at the intersection of E. Acres Street and N. Jones Avenue after colliding with a pedestrian in Norman, Okla. Investigators say the man was fatally injured when he stepped in front of a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train. An engineer told investigators that he saw the man prior to the collision and sounded the train's horn before the collision, but the man did not move. (Cody Giles/The Norman Transcript via AP)

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say a pedestrian has been struck and killed by a freight train in central Oklahoma.

Police say the collision occurred about 6:30 a.m. Friday in Norman, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of Oklahoma City.

Investigators say the man was fatally injured when he stepped in front of a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train. An engineer told investigators that he saw the man prior to the collision and sounded the train’s horn, but the man did not move.

Police found the man’s body on the railroad tracks. His name hasn’t been released. The train blocked railroad crossings at four intersections in Norman for two hours while police investigated.

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