Man Struck By Train, Killed In Metro Detroit

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

CHESTERFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- Authorities say a man sitting on the tracks didn't respond to a train whistle and was struck and killed in suburban Detroit.
The Macomb Daily of Mount Clemens, The Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press report that the man was hit Wednesday morning while walking on the tracks in Macomb County's Chesterfield Township.
Authorities say the 36-year-old lived in the area. His name wasn't immediately released.
Township police Detective Sgt. Deron Myers says the train's engineer saw the man sitting on a rail and blew the whistle, but the man didn't move. Myers says the engineer put on the brakes but couldn't stop in time.
The train stopped and blocked a roadway for several hours while investigators were at the scene. The roadway later was reopened.

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