A pedestrian was killed early Monday when he was hit by a train in downtown Flagstaff, police said.
Sheldon Negale, 40, was struck by the train just after midnight when he was walking south on the sidewalk on the east side of a San Francisco street, Flagstaff Police said.
The intersection had no crossing arms for pedestrians walking southbound, police said.
The Flagstaff Police Department suspects Negale did not know the train was heading his direction, officials said in a press release.
Witnesses had described him as having his head down during that time, police said.
The railroad intersection at San Francisco and Beaver Streets were closed for about two hours while the investigation took place, police said. The area is in the heart of Flagstaff’s historic downtown, which attracts numerous visitors to bars and restaurants in the area.
The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad had tested the lights and horns after the collision and said they were in working condition, police added.
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