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Train collision results in death of pedestrian

A 42-year-old man from Fort Collins was found dead at the scene after colliding with a train early on Sunday, Dec. 4.

According the Fort Collins Police press release, they were notified about the deceased male at 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning.

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The man was found near the Spring Creek Trail on the west side of Creekside Park.

The man’s identity and cause of death has yet to be released by the Larimer County Coroner’s office until the family has been notified.

The scene was processed by investigators and did not result in any traffic blockages.

The last train-related death was 54 year old Bradley Orr on June 26. Orr was identified as a homeless man with a history of alcohol.

There have been 1,343 trespasser deaths on railroad tracks in the United States over the past three years, according to the Federal Railroad Administration. Including Orr, there have been 17 fatalities in Colorado since January 2014. Four of these deaths occurred in Larimer county, and 13 of the fatalities involved the railway company BNSF.

Head investigator, Officer Drew Jurkofsy, asks that if anyone has any information about the incident to notify him at (970)416-2224.

Collegian reporter Logan Crizer can be reached at news@collegian.com or on Twitter @logloc19.

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