Rock Hill Police Department investigators say a man who had been struck and killed by a train Wednesday was sleeping between the rails.
Rock Hill Police Department Serious Accident Reconstruction Team members found the man, whose identity has not been released, was struck by a passing train around 5 a.m. on the Norfolk Southern railroad tracks off East White Street.
Police say the man had been sleeping on the track bed in between the rails.
The collision caused traumatic injuries resulting in his death, said Mark Bollinger, public information office for the Rock Hill Police Department.
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Officers responded to the 1200 block of East White Street at about 6 p.m. Wednesday and found the body.
Investigators say the man, 57, was trespassing on the Norfolk Southern Rail Line when he was struck.
The man’s identity is being withheld pending notification of family members by the York County Coroner’s Office.
The incident remains under investigation. There was no witness, Bollinger said.