Man hit, killed by train in Wayne County

Posted at 7:06 AM, May 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-23 11:03:10-04

A man was hit and killed by a train while walking along the tracks near the border of Wayne and Westland. 

The accident happened just before 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Michigan and Merriman.

Police say the man--who was pushing his bike at the time of the crash--may have been distracted by his cell phone.

But sources tell 7 Action News the man purposely disobeyed the railroad crossing signals.

Toxicology reports will determine if the victim had been drinking.

More than 100 passengers were on board the train. We're told none of them were hurt.