UPDATE, 12:11 p.m. on 9/16: Independence police released the identity of a person killed by a train on Sept. 11.
John M. Crownover, 16, was killed, according to investigators.
Crownover was a junior at Truman High School.
Authorities say a man is dead after being struck by a train in Independence.
Independence Fire and Police Departments were called around 8:00 p.m. Friday to the train tracks in the area of 23rd and Pleasant Street on reports that a pedestrian had been hit by a train.
The name of the victim has not been released at this time.
Police are still investigating.
We will update this story when more information becomes available.