Train hits man on tracks in North Las Vegas

A man was hit and killed by a train in North Las Vegas at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, police said.

The unidentified man was on the tracks under the Cheyenne Avenue overpass near Losee Road when the train passed, Officer Chrissie Coon said.

It is unknown why the individual was on the tracks and Union Pacific and North Las Vegas were still investigating. Coon said the man might have been one of the homeless individuals who often stay in that area.

The engineer, who was the only person aboard, stopped the train as soon as he could after the incident.

Contact Jessica Fryman at or 702-383-0264.