Huntsville police: Pedestrian hit, killed by train

A pedestrian was hit and killed by a train Monday afternoon near Cleveland Avenue.

Posted: Dec 7, 2020 3:39 PM
Updated: Dec 7, 2020 4:37 PM

UPDATE: Traffic is flowing again. 

Madison County Coroner Dr. Tyler Berryhill said they have identified the man hit by the train, and they are working to contact family.

The body was transported from the scene.

From earlier: 

A pedestrian was killed Monday after being hit by a train in downtown Huntsville.

It happened near Cleveland Avenue. The roadway is expected to be closed until 6 p.m.

The public is urged to avoid the area. The train is currently on the tracks and blocking traffic.

Huntsville police say the investigation is ongoing.

Don Webster, a spokesman for Huntsville Emergency Medical Services, said the call came in at 3:05 p.m. He says the victim is a white man. 

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