Person hit, killed by train in east Houston

Train conductor says he couldn't stop in time

Published On: Jan 30 2013 02:17:17 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 06 2013 06:17:22 PM CST

Police say they are investigating an incident involving a person who was hit and killed by a train on Runnels and McKee in east Houston Saturday night.

The Union Pacific conductor told Houston police he didn't see the person on the tracks.

As a result, the conductor said he couldn't stop the train in time.

Police said there is no word on why the person was on the railroad tracks.