TULSA, Okla. - Tulsa Police and other emergency personnel responded to a report of a train hitting a pedestrian Wednesday afternoon.
It happened shortly after 2:15 p.m. on Guthrie Ave. near the northwest corner of the Inner Dispersal Loop.
EMSA confirms that they transported a 56-year-old man who was taken in serious condiditon to an area hospital.
Burlington Northern Santa Fe spokesman Joe Faust tells KRMG that the man was spotted on the side of the tracks by train crews as their train traveled westbound through downtown.
Train engineers stopped to check on the man who was able to communicate with BNSF personnel.
Faust says the man had internal injuries that were not consistent with being hit by a train.
The 56-year-old man, said to frequent a nearby homeless shelter, died from his injuries at a Tulsa hospital.
KRMG observed several highway overpasses in the immediate vicinity.
Faust says it is possible that the victim fell from one of those overpasses and landed near the tracks below.
Faust stressed that a fall from the overpass was just one theory investigators were considering.