Train fatally strikes man in KCK

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Officers and emergency responders found a man struck and killed by a train in KCK on Thursday night. Police tell FOX 4 the train hit a man laying down between tracks in the area of Kansas Avenue and Griffin Road just before 9 p.m.

Police say the man was covered in a blanket when he was on the tracks, and the conductor saw him pop up as the train was approaching, but he couldn't get out of the way before being struck.

The man's identity hasn't been released, and police aren't sure if he was sleeping or had collapsed on the tracks. KCK's police chief confirmed to FOX 4's Katie Banks that the victim was not a railroad employee.

FOX 4 will update this story with more details as they are confirmed.

Scene of a fatal accident where a pedestrian was struck and killed by a train in KCK on December 10. (Photo: Katie Banks/WDAF-TV)

Scene of a fatal accident where a pedestrian was struck and killed by a train in KCK on December 10. (Photo: Katie Banks/WDAF-TV)

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