Morning Commute Slowed After Man Hit By Train

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.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

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.


One Comment

  1. Tiffany Hobson says:

    This is a horribly written article. Those poor commuters’ drive was crippled this morning all due to this man dying. Boohoo. How about being sad for the victim? I’m sure once everyone got to work their day could go on like normal. Prayers for the man’s family.

  2. Shelli Bergman says:

    Unbelievable how thoughtless your station and reporters are. God forbid that people are late to work….a man died. This young man was once an employee of mine and this horrible accident was tragic-many of his co-workers, not to mention his family, are devastated by this event. Shame on you Denver!

    Prayers and thoughts are with everyone affected by this tragedy.

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