GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - A train hit and killed a man lying on tracks in Grand Rapids Wednesday night.
The victim has been identified as Joseph Black, 48, from Grand Rapids.
Police received a call at 10:44 p.m from a passerby who noticed the victim on the tracks, according to a news release.
Officers arrived at the scene and noticed the man had been struck by a CSX train.
Black was pronounced dead at the scene.
A witness told 24 Hour News 8 he was led to the area by a homeless man who claimed he had found a body. The witness said when he saw the body and it was cut in half.
The witness said he then heard an Amtrak train approaching, so he flagged it down to stop it before it reached the body.
The train was inspected and police are still investigating why Black had been on the tracks.
If you have any additional information then you are asked to call the Grand Rapids Police Department at 616.456.3400 or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.
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The victim driver could face charges, and alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash, police said.