Houston man killed by train was in hard-to-reach area
A pedestrian died early Wednesday morning when a train hit him along the Hardy Toll Road in northeast Houston, officials said.
The incident occurred about 5:30 a.m. on the railroad tracks at 12200 W. Hardy Road near Cromwell, according to the Houston Police Department.
Investigators have been sent to the scene. So far, it is unclear how the man ended up on the tracks.
The man was hit by a southbound train in an area where there is no railroad crossing, said Raquel Espinoza, a spokeswoman for the Union Pacific Railroad. Espinoza said he had to cross the toll road and climb over barriers to access the tracks.
"It's an area that's hard to get to on foot," she said.
Espinoza said the man appears to be in his twenties or thirties.
Authorities are investigating the incident.
The incident and investigation slowed traffic on the inbound Hardy Toll Road in the area.