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Man sitting on railroad tracks dies after being hit by train in Salem

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SALEM, OR (KPTV) -

A man sitting on railroad tracks in Salem died after being hit by a train Monday morning.

Emergency crews responded to the scene near Market Street Northeast at 7 a.m.

Investigators said an Amtrak train heading north at 34 mph hit a man wearing only boxer shorts and sitting on the tracks with his back to the train.

When the engineer spotted the man, he used the train's emergency brake and sounded the horn, but the man did not move. The train was unable to stop in time.

The man who was hit was identified Monday afternoon as 22-year-old Kai Carr who lived nearby in northeast Salem. 

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Salem Police Department.

The train was delayed for one hour and 45 minutes while police investigated.  

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