July 4, 2015
ELKO, Nev. (AP) - Elko police are investigating the death of a homeless man who apparently was run over by a train.
Police Lt. Ty Trouten told the Elko Daily Free Press on Monday the unidentified transient was hit by a train passing through town Friday night.
Trouten says the man apparently was alive when the train hit him and it does not appear to have been a suicide.
He says witnesses reported that he apparently had laid down on the tracks and passed out, but had awaken just as the train approached.
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