Amtrak train strikes man in Holland

12:58 PM, Apr 23, 2013   |    comments
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HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM) -- A 52-year-old Holland man was killed after being hit by a train Monday night.

Investigators believe Ricky Pickett of the Holland area was laying next to the tracks when he was struck. The train engineer tried to stop but still hit the man.  He died from head injuries.

Police are trying to figure out why the man was laying next to the tracks.  Police say that alcohol may have been a factor in the accident.

The accident happened near 17th Street and Lincoln around 9:00 p.m..

There were passengers on the Amtrak Train but no one was injured.  

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