Freight Train Strikes, Kills 22-year-old Man

Authorities are looking into the death of a pedestrian who was hit by a freight train in western Pennsylvania.

The Westmoreland County coroner's office released a statement saying 22-year-old Christopher Reed died early Sunday near Seward.

Coroner Ken Bacha says the train struck the victim around 1 a.m. in St. Clair Township, about 50 miles east of Pittsburgh.

An autopsy is planned for Monday. Reed was from Windber, in neighboring Somerset County.

Bacha says police are investigating.

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