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Pedestrian struck, killed by train in De Soto

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Posted at 5:01 PM, Mar 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-31 19:03:17-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One man is dead after being hit by a train Tuesday night in De Soto.

The Johnson County Sheriff's Office identified the victim Wednesday as 45-year-old James Colby King.

The incident happened near the intersection of West 82nd and Ottawa streets in De Soto, according to the Johnson County Sheriff’s office.

King was walking westbound on the side of the tracks when he was struck by a BNSF train going eastbound.

An initial investigation determined the the collision was an accident and no foul play is suspected at this time.