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Train hits, kills pedestrian in Buffalo

The incident happened Wednesday morning.

A Canadian Pacific train hit and killed a person in Buffalo Wednesday morning. 

The Buffalo Police Department says the incident happened at 5:05 a.m. on the railroad tracks near the 5th Street Northeast crossing. 

The person, who police only described as being a male, was dead when law enforcement arrived. 

Police say the investigation is ongoing and the person has not been identified. 

No other details have been released.

There were 1,099 pedestrian-train fatalities and injuries in the U.S. last year, Operation Lifesaver says.

In Minnesota, there were eight pedestrian-train deaths in 2020, down from 10 in 2019 and 15 in 2018, the Federal Railroad Administration says

Note: Some of the details provided in this story are based on the police’s latest version of events, and may be subject to change.

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