Man struck, killed by Amtrak train en route to St. Louis

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on March 6, 2013 at 10:36 PM

Updated Thursday, Mar 7 at 4:22 PM

Victim killed by train

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(KMOV.com) – A man was struck and killed by a passing Amtrak train in Pacific Wednesday night.

According to officials, a 20-year-old male was walking along the rails, heading home from a fast-food restaurant when he was struck by an eastbound Amtrak train at approximately 8:50 p.m.

The train with 58 passengers on board was en route to St. Louis from Kansas City when it struck the victim at the 4th Street railway intersection.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. No one on the train reported injuries.

Police say the victim was just three blocks from home before being struck.

Investigators are looking into what exactly led up to the accident. 

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