Reporting Nathan Tannenbaum
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities in Las Vegas are investigating why a man was on railroad tracks, where he was struck and killed by a freight train.
Officials say the incident happened about 6:30 p.m. Sunday near Tropicana Avenue and Valley View Boulevard. That’s a few blocks west of the Las Vegas Strip.
A Union Pacific official says it appears the man was walking along the tracks when he was struck and killed.
His identity wasn’t immediately made public.
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