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Independence man fatally struck by train in Platte County

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Posted at 1:17 AM, Sep 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-13 06:35:21-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An Independence, Missouri, man died after being struck by a train just before 9 p.m. Sunday night.

The Platte County Sheriff's Office is investigating.

According to the sheriff, a train was traveling southbound on the tracks along 45 Highway when a pedestrian was struck near Oberdiek Lane.

The pedestrian died at the scene.

The sheriff's office has tentatively identified the pedestrian as a 44-year-old man from Independence.

The name has not yet been released, and the investigation is ongoing.