HOUSTON -

A man was hit and killed by a train in northeast Houston Friday.

Officials said Louis James Bremer III, 47, was found on the tracks in the 2000 block of Lorraine near the Eastex Freeway about 5 a.m.

Investigators said train engineers stopped for a red-light signal saw Bremer laying across the Union Pacific tracks.

Detectives said it appeared that Bremer was hit by a passing train and he tried to cross between cars behind a locomotive about midnight.