One person was killed in a traffic accident involving a light-rail car Thursday night, Phoenix officials said.

The accident occurred about 7:30 p.m. on 19th Avenue and Las Palmaritas Drive, north of Northern Avenue, fire officials said.

Fire officials said the victim was an adult man, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Initial reports indicated the man was hit by a train and may have jumped in front of it, fire officials added.

Phoenix police were at the scene investigating.

Valley Metro said light rail service was suspended on 19th Avenue between Northern and Dunlap avenues while the accident is investigated.

Additional details were not immediately available.

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