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Man Lying On Tulsa Railroad Tracks Struck, Killed By Train

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The man was struck just west of Memorial Drive on tracks located just south of the Tulsa airport. The man was struck just west of Memorial Drive on tracks located just south of the Tulsa airport.
Tulsa Police and BNSF workers were at the scene Sunday morning. Tulsa Police and BNSF workers were at the scene Sunday morning.
The driver of the train saw the man but couldn't stop in time. The driver of the train saw the man but couldn't stop in time.
TULSA, Oklahoma -

A man lying on railroad tracks was struck and killed by a train early Sunday morning in Tulsa. Police are working to identify the man who was killed at about 4 a.m. in the 700 block North Memorial Drive.

The tracks are located in North Tulsa just south of the airport.

"They saw him; they tried stopping the train but as everybody knows - trains these size can't stop on a dime," said Corporal Dan Miller, Tulsa Police Department.

Miller estimated the BNSF train was at least half a mile long.

The man is described as a clean cut white male in his late 20s or early 30s. Police don't know if he had been walking down the tracks or had fallen off a bridge above the tracks at Highway 11.

Traffic investigators were called in to work the fatality incident, Miller said.

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