St. Joseph man dies when freight train strikes him

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — A St. Joseph man has died in an overnight train accident near the Andrew-Buchanan county line.

The St. Joseph News-Press (http://is.gd/M0M0gq) reports that 42-year-old George W. Holmes III was struck by a Burlington Northern freight train about 3 a.m. Saturday. No other details were immediately available.

Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Corey Root says the agency is investigating.

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