COLUMBUS — Authorities say a man has died after being struck by a train in Columbus.

Police were sent to the scene a little after noon Saturday.

Platte County Attorney Carl Hart said Scott Dirksen, 27, died of blunt force trauma to the head and body that's consistent with being struck by a train. His body was found lying along the tracks near the 23rd Avenue crossing.

Hart said Dirksen, who is originally from Minnesota but lived in Columbus, was reportedly at a downtown bar Friday night and didn't have a driver's license.

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An autopsy was conducted Sunday.


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