On February 7th, 2019 at approximately 2:58 pm Fort Collins Police Services received a report of a male pedestrian that was struck by a train near the intersection of W. Mulberry St. and S. Mason St.
A BNSF Railway train was traveling northbound along the railroad tracks on S. Mason St. when an adult male was struck by the locomotive. The male was pronounced deceased at the scene. His identity will be released by the Larimer County Coroner pending notification of next of kin.
Members of the Fort Collins Police Services CRASH (Collision Reconstruction and Scene Handling) Team and BNSF personnel responded to investigate the collision. Investigators do not believe speed is a factor in the case.
The train blocked roads intersecting with Mason St. from W. Magnolia St. to W. Prospect Rd. for approximately 5 hours while the incident was investigated.
Anyone with additional information should contact FCPS Officer Ken Koski at 970-416-2229.