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Man dead after apparently being hit by a train

Posted: 6:56 AM, Jun 27, 2016
Updated: 2016-06-27 08:56:19-04

One person is dead after he was apparently hit by a train while sitting on the tracks in Fort Collins.

Fort Collins police say the accident occurred early Sunday.

Police say a BNSF train was northbound on the railroad tracks when the engineer saw several people sitting close to the tracks. The engineer slowed the train and sounded the horn, but one person was slow and apparently got hit.

Authorities checked the tracks and found a body.

Police say the collision occurred in an area with no traffic or pedestrian crossings.