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Police: Man Struck By Train In Pryor Fell Asleep On The Tracks

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PRYOR, Oklahoma -

Pryor Police said a man struck by a southbound Union Pacific train was taken to a Tulsa hospital early Thursday.

The incident occurred at about 5:30 a.m., just southwest of the intersection of Highway 69 and 49th Street on the south edge of Pryor.

Union Pacific said the train's engineer saw a man between the rails, and when the man did not respond to the train's horn, he applied the brakes. The train's engine still struck the man, but police said he got up and walked away.

Police and paramedics arrived, found the man at a nearby Walmart store and he was taken by medical helicopter to a Tulsa hospital.

Pryor Police Capt. Steve Lemmings said officers talked to the man's family, who said he had fallen asleep on the tracks. 

Lemmings said the man's injuries were minor and he is expected to be released Thursday from a Tulsa hospital. 

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