Topeka man dies after being hit by train

TOPEKA, Kansas  (AP) – Topeka police say a 50-year-old deaf man died after he was struck and killed by a train.

Topeka police Lt. Mike Cross says the man’s death Sunday evening in north Topeka is being investigated as an accident.

The man had stayed at the Topeka Rescue Mission in the past and apparently was headed there when he was hit. Two other men who were with the man crawled under a train that was parked on the tracks. They made it across but the victim didn’t likely because he couldn’t hear the oncoming train.

The man was still alive when he was taken from the scene but died later at a hospital. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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