Pedestrian fatally struck by train in downtown Dearborn

Sarah Rahal
The Detroit News

Dearborn — Dearborn police are investigating after a 52-year-old pedestrian was fatally struck Thursday on the city's west side, police said.

Dearborn police were called at 2 p.m. to train tracks south of Michigan Avenue between Mason and Monroe on a report of a man found dead on the tracks.

When they arrived, officers found an Amtrak train stopped on the tracks and an injured man on the ground, police said. 

Medics rendered aid but the man died at the scene. His name was not released.

Police said the man was walking in the downtown area. He was not a passenger on the train and was struck by the train traveling east on the train tracks, authorities said.

The train was stopped for two hours, a half-mile from the John D. Dingell Transit Center.

"The investigation is ongoing at this time and appears to be an accident," police said.

The Dearborn Police Department Accident Investigation Bureau is investigating the incident with railroad police and Amtrak.

"Any loss of life such as this is a tragedy," Dearborn police Chief Ronald Haddad said. "The city of Dearborn extends sincere condolences to the family."

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