^
Keep New Times Free
4
| News |

Flagstaff Man Killed After Losing Race With a Train

A pedestrian walking near train tracks in downtown Flagstaff is dead after trying to run across the tracks as a train passed by.

The Flagstaff Police Department says the man, who has not yet been identified, was walking southbound near the tracks last night as the train approached.

The crossing arms came down to block the road as the train got closer, but the man apparently thought he could cross the tracks before the train reached him. Only, he couldn't.

While trying to beat the train, the man was hit in what witnesses called "a glancing blow."

His body ricocheted off the train and landed on the south side of the tracks.

I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Phoenix and help keep the future of New Times free.

Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.