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Loveland Police Need Help Identifying Person Killed By Train

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LOVELAND, Colo. (CBS4) – Authorities in Loveland would like the public’s help identifying a person who was killed after being struck by a train.

According to Loveland police, just before 11 p.m. on Friday the Burlington Northern Railway called Loveland police to report a person was hit by one of their trains.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

The train, traveling south from Cheyenne to Denver, was between 37th and 29th streets near the 3200 block.

“The employees saw a male walking next to the train track. The male walked onto the tracks. The train applied its emergency brakes to try and stop the train but it was unable to stop in such a short distance and hit the pedestrian,” Sgt. Justin Chase with Loveland police said in a statement.

The male was found dead under the train. Police need help in identifying the victim since he didn’t have any identification.

The victim is believed to be 15 to 20 years old, 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-9 with a medium build. He was wearing a white t-shirt, grayish blue gym shorts and black DC brand shoes.

Additional Information From Loveland Police

Please call Detective Eric Lintz if you can assist with the identity of the victim. Detective Lintz can be contacted through the Loveland Police Department at 970-667-2151. Let the dispatcher know that you have information about this case.

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