Train strikes, kills man sitting on tracks

June 23, 2010

Authorities say a train struck and killed a man who was sitting on the tracks near the 7800 block of Brookville Road about 2 p.m. Tuesday. Indianapolis police said in a statement that officers and officials from CSX are investigating the incident. According to police, 42-year-old Anthony Cummings of Indianapolis was sitting on the tracks and did not appear to be aware of the approaching train. The train's engineer saw him and tried to stop while sounding the train's horn, police said. Cummings was killed instantly.