Police: Man fatally struck by train in Pacific
PACIFIC (AP) - A man has died after being struck by a train while riding his bicycle in the St. Louis-area city of Pacific.
Pacific Police Chief Matt Mansell said 51-year-old Melvin Adams of Pacific died at the scene after entering the Union Pacific train's path Wednesday night.
Authorities initially had said the victim was a 16-year-old boy but later attributed that error to misidentification by a relative.
The victim was carrying no identification, slowing efforts to identify him.
Mansell said it is unclear if the victim was crossing or playing on the tracks.
An investigation is ongoing.
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