Police: Man fatally struck by train in Pacific

3 years 11 months 1 day ago Thursday, September 17 2015 Sep 17, 2015 Thursday, September 17, 2015 12:54:36 PM CDT September 17, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

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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