OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR)- Officials say one person is dead after being struck by a train in Northwest Oklahoma City on Sunday.
“From my understanding and he was on the train tracks and he did not get off the train tracks in time,” said Sgt. Jeff Dutton. “The train was I guess exceptionally long and it could not stop in time to avoid hitting him.”
The incident happened around 1:45 p.m. near NW 70th Street and N Shartel Ave.
OKCPD confirmed victim is an adult male, but his identity has not been released.
“[It’s] definitely part of the investigation, if this was intentional or if this was accidental,” said Sgt. Dutton.
BNSF Railway sent KFOR the following statement regarding the incident:
BNSF can confirm that at approximately 1:45pm a northbound train struck an individual trespassing on BNSF property in Oklahoma City. We are saddened to say that the individual was fatally injured. There were no injuries to our crew.Ben Wilemon, External Corporate Communications Manager BNSF Railway
The train tracks were shut down for about three hours, but have since reopened.