Man Killed Walking Beside Poteau Railroad Tracks

Tuesday, March 14th 2017, 12:44 pm
By: News On 6

Police say a man is dead after being hit by a train early Tuesday.

In a news release, police say the incident happened about 12:20 a.m. just off the Dewey Avenue train crossing in Poteau. 

Police say the man was walking beside the tracks when he was struck by a southbound Kansas City Southern train.

The man's name was not released.  His body was taken to the state Medical Examiner's Office.

Police say their investigation into the death continues.