Person hopping train dies after falling onto tracks on Indy's west side

Posted at 3:39 PM, Mar 04, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS -- One person is dead after they fell while jumping onto a train Sunday morning in Indianapolis. 

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers responded to the train tracks near the intersection of Jackson and Harris streets around 11 a.m. 

A CSX spokesperson says two "unauthorized people" climbed onto a rail car and one of them fell from the equipment onto an active rail line and was killed.      

The person's identity has not been released. It is unclear why the two individuals were climbing onto the train or if the survivor will face any charges. 

"CSX appreciates the swift response by local emergency personnel and extends its thoughts to those impacted by this tragic event," the spokesperson said in a statement. "CSX personnel are cooperating with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, who are investigating the incident.  At CSX safety is our highest priority in the communities we serve."

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