AUSTIN KXAN - A freight train struck and killed a man near the MLK MetroRail station during the early morning hours Wednesday.
“All we know is that he appeared to have been trying to cross in front of the train at the time he was struck,” said Austin Police Department Sgt. Robbie Volk.
Investigators said it happened at the crossing guards on Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard around 12:30a.m.
The train was headed southbound at the time.
The conductor stopped the train and called 911.
The track reopened at 4:45 a.m., at which point, inspectors were still testing the crossing arms..
“Hopefully with any luck, we should be clear within rush hour traffic,” said Volk.
KXAN News Today will provide live updates on the situation.
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