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Danville police said witnesses saw a Champaign man running toward the railroad tracks just before he was hit by a train and killed on Thursday night.
Commander Josh Webb said it happened in the 400 block of East Main Street at around 5:25 p.m. The victim, 27 year-old Al Khaaliq Lawrence, was taken to Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, where he died shortly before 9 p.m.
Webb said police have turned over the scene to Norfolk Southern Railroad Police, who will continue the investigation.
A Champaign man has died after he was struck by a train in Danville late Thursday afternoon.
Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup said Al-Khaaliq Lawrence, 27, was pronounced dead at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana just before 9 p.m. Thursday.
Northrup said Lawrence died from complications from injuries he received after being hit by the train.
Lawrence was struck by a train shortly before 5:30 p.m. at the Main Street crossing on the east side of Danville's downtown area.
An autopsy is scheduled for today. The accident remains under investigation.