Body found near BNSF tracks in Monument


A body of a young man, apparently killed by a Burlington Northern / Santa Fe Railway train, was found late Tuesday night, Aug. 27, near Park Trail Drive and Blizzard Valley Trail in Monument, said El Paso County Sheriff's Office Lt. Jeff Kramer.

The incident is being investigated as an apparent suicide.

A train conductor from the railway contacted authorities with information that the train crew thought they had hit a person near Park Trail Drive and Blizzard Valley Trail.

Kramer said the body was found late Tuesday about 11:35 p.m.

Kramer said the Sheriff's Office is working to identify the man killed and determine why he was on the tracks. The railway also had an investigator at the scene.


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