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Royal Oak — Police are investigating the death of a Florida man killed while crossing the railroad tracks at South Main and Sixth Street on Saturday morning.

According to police, the man disregarded the lowered crossing arm signaling a train was coming and attempted to cross the tracks in the path of an oncoming Amtrak train around 12:50 a.m. Witnesses at the scene told police the train sounded its horn and that the railroad crossing arm was active and working at the time of the incident.

The 26-year-old man was taken to William Beaumont Hospital by the Royal Oak Fire Department and pronounced dead on arrival. It is not known yet if alcohol played a role in the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to the police at (248) 246-3500 for report #16-7048.

bwilliams@detroitnews.com

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