A 40-year-old man is dead after he was hit by a train on the city's east side early Saturday morning.

The train conductor said he saw a man walk up to the tracks at around 12:30 a.m., and then proceed to lie down.

The conductor told investigators that he tried to stop, but couldn't do it in time.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police closed down the train yard and the streets in the area while they conducted an investigation.

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