Freight train hits, kills man in northern Colorado

Posted at 11:34 AM, Jun 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-17 13:34:42-04

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a 35-year-old man was struck and killed by a freight train in northern Colorado.

The Boulder Daily Camera reports a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train was headed north through downtown Louisville early Saturday morning when engineers saw what at first appeared to be debris on the tracks. They hit the emergency brakes once they realized it was a man, but it was too late.

The victim, who has not been identified publicly, died at the scene.

No other information was released.