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Official: Death Of Man On Tracks Ruled Accidental

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ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) - Police said an incident where a Kentucky man was killed after being struck by a train in Elizabethtown has been ruled an accident.

The Elizabethtown News-Enterprise reported that 53-year-old Harold Haire died from blunt force injuries sustained May 22 when a CSX train ran over him.

Police Detective Pete Chytla said Haire was on top of a sleeping bag laid across the railroad tracks when he woke up and heard a train.

Chytla said Haire tried to get out of the way, but could not do so in time.

The train's crew saw Haire and tried to stop, but could not avoid hitting the man.

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