July 13, 2023
Kent Keller, PIO
Greeley Police Department
(970) 351-5387, Desk
GREELEY, Colo. – On Wednesday, July 12, 2023, at approximately 5:35 PM, the Greeley Police Department and other first responders were dispatched to the area of 7th Avenue and 5th Street reference a train versus pedestrian accident.
Officers arrived on scene and found the victim deceased. The investigation thus far has led us to believe the male was walking on the train tracks and did not react to the oncoming train and train horn in time to avoid being struck. The collision took place on the tracks parallel with about the 200 block of 8th Avenue.
The train was stopped for approximately three hours while the investigation took place. This resulted in the 5th Street, 6th Street, 7th Street, and 8th Street railroad crossing all being completely blocked at 7th Avenue during that time. The identity of the male is being withheld pending identification and notification of the next-of-kin.
No additional information will be released today. Anyone with information about this case is asked to please contact the Greeley Police Department front desk at 970-350-9605.