DENVER (CBS4) – Commuters experienced major traffic delays heading into downtown Denver Tuesday morning, all due to a person who was hit by a train.
Police were called to the area of Cherokee Street and East Ohio Avenue just before 6 a.m.
A train was stopped on the tracks for the investigation for nearly three hours. During that time the freight train was blocking all lanes of southbound Kalamath Street, northbound Santa Fe Drive, and all of Alameda Avenue.
Police said a man was struck by the train, and they said it’s not clear why he was near the tracks.
Traffic was backed up in the area during the investigation. All lanes reopened before 9 a.m.