- Associated Press - Sunday, March 27, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A man sitting on railroad tracks was struck and killed by a train in St. Matthews early Sunday.

The Louisville Courier-Journal (https://cjky.it/1Uvr2gZ) reports that St. Matthews Police Officer Dennis McDonald said alcohol may have been a factor.

McDonald told the newspaper that the man was sitting on CSX tracks around 5 a.m. Sunday. The engineer of the westbound train was unable to stop in time.

Nearby crossing were closed for three hours after the incident.

The accident is being investigated by the St. Matthews Police Department and CSX.

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