NSB cops: Body of man found this morning near RR tracks; victim apparently killed night before

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NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- A man was struck and killed by a Florida East Coast train sometime before 6 this morning, New Smyrna Beach police said.

The body was found near the railroad tracks about 100 yards south of Canal Street by an engineer of a northbound train shortly after 6 a.m. Tuesday

New Smyrna Beach police Sgt. Christopher Roos said an initial investigation revealed the victim, a white man, was struck by a southbound train at approximately 11 p.m. Monday night.

No other information on the victim was released until police can notify his relatives.


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