Man killed by train in South Florida

January 29, 2020 GMT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A man died Tuesday after being hit by a freight train in Florida, authorities said.

The southbound train killed the man shortly before noon in West Palm Beach, the Palm Beach Post reported. He had been walking near the Florida East Coast Railway just before the crash, police said.

Crossings in the area were blocked for several hours, police said.

Officials didn’t immediately identify the victim.