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Las Vegas police investigate death of person hit by train

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Posted at 8:42 AM, Jun 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-03 17:28:39-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is investigating after a person was fatally hit by a train on Friday morning.

Investigators were on scene in the 1700 block of Western Avenue as of 6:58 a.m., police said. Western Avenue was expected to remain closed in that area "for a few hours."

Based on preliminary information, police said a person was laying on the train tracks and was struck by an oncoming train.

"At this time, there are no suspicious circumstances associated with this event," according to LVMPD.