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Man dies month after being hit by MetroLink train in Metro East

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SWANSEA, Ill. (KMOV.com) – A man who was hit by a MetroLink train in Swansea last month has died.

Jeffrey Coker’s lawyer told News 4 his client died over the weekend as a result of the injuries he sustained on March 4.

“We remain perplexed how a man lying on the tracks is hit by a train when a witness has used the alert system in an effort to save the life of our client,” said Ryan Mahoney, of Cates Mahoney, LLC, “but we are waiting for Metro Transit to turn over video surveillance so that we can review the circumstances of this tragedy.”

Metro leaders have not commented on the situation but did say an internal investigation is ongoing.

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