Burlington Northern Santa Fe spokesman Gus Melonas said the northbound coal train struck a trespasser around 3 p.m. on Monday. He said three passenger trains face temporary delays as officials on site investigate the matter.
Melonas said the train used its emergency brake but ultimately struck the person on the tracks.
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