Man dies after being hit by train engine in Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police are investigating the death in Louisville of a man who was hit by a train engine next to his workplace.

Patrolman Dennis McDonald of the St. Matthews Police Department says the man was on foot when he was hit around 1 p.m. EDT Thursday. McDonald says the man was taken to a hospital, where he died.

It’s not clear what happened or who operated the engine, which wasn’t hauling any cars. McDonald says it’s not known why the man was on the tracks but that there’s no indication that it was anything but an accident.

The man’s name hasn’t been released pending notification of family. McDonald said the man worked at a car wash next to the tracks.

The investigation is continuing.

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