Police are trying to determine why a man may have been walking along the railroad tracks when he was hit by a train early Monday morning.

A man who police believe may have been walking along the railroad tracks early Monday morning, as hit by a train and killed.

The man's body was discovered at about 3 a.m., behind a shopping center at Loop 494 and Hamblen Road.

Police believe the man, who has not been identified, was hit sometime before 2:45 a.m., but they are unclear why he was on the tracks.

The accident is under investigation.


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