Man dies after being struck by Rail Runner

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Police say a man was fatally struck by the Rail Runner Tuesday evening.

State Police say around 7 p.m. Thursday, 62-year-old Gerald Paul Smith was trespassing on a restricted area of train tracks by Indian School and Commercial when he was hit by a northbound train leaving the downtown station.

Smith was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Authorities say they do not know why the man was on the tracks or if alcohol contributed to the incident.

This is an ongoing investigation.

KRQE  News 13 will provide more information as it is made available. 

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