Man dies after being hit by train in northwest Austin


AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin police say a man is dead after being hit by a train early Wednesday morning.

Police say the incident occurred around 2:45 a.m. in northwest Austin on West Howard Lane just west of MoPac. That’s near the Metro Howard Station Park and Ride.

Capital Metro said it responded because its tracks were involved, but its trains do not run overnight. It told KXAN a freight train from WATCO was involved.

Police did not have any other information about the case other than that an investigation is underway.

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