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Several railroad crossings closed after man struck, killed by train in downtown Arlington, police say

Around 7:30 a.m. a man was walking along the railroad tracks as the train was moving and was hit, police confirmed.

ARLINGTON, Texas — A man has died after being struck by a train in downtown Arlington, police say.

According to the Arlington Police Department (APD), around 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, a man was walking along the railroad tracks as the train was moving and was hit near the 300 block of W. Front Street. Police said he was confirmed dead at the scene. 

As a result of the incident, APD said multiple railroad crossings were closed -- from Davis Street to Mesquite Street -- for about two hours as the department investigated and cleared the scene. 

APD said traffic in the area was heavy and encouraged drivers to use Collins Street or Fielder Road/Bowen Road to travel north and south. 

The victim's name will be released by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office once he's positively identified and next of kin is notified, APD said. 

The department also shared the following warning to residents in a press released Tuesday afternoon: 

"The Arlington Police Department reminds the public that it is extremely dangerous to walk on or near railroad tracks – and similar to motorists, pedestrians should only attempt to cross tracks at designated railroad crossings where signals will alert them whether it is safe to proceed." 

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