UPDATE: 51-year-old Lawrence Man Dies After Being Struck By Train

BNSF Train

Lawrence police say a 51-year-old man is dead after being struck by a train.

Resident Jerry Claypool was identified Wednesday morning as the man struck by a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train near Burcham Park in north lawrence on Tuesday afternoon.

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Police in Lawrence say a male pedestrian has died after being hit by a freight train.

Officers were called to the scene in the Burcham Park area at mid-afternoon Tuesday.

Sgt. Trent McKinley says the adult male was hit by a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train. He was placed in an ambulance but died before reaching a hospital.

The man’s name was not immediately released. 

Police say there is no pedestrian or roadway crossing where the accident happened. Personnel from BNSF are helping in the investigation.