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Man fatally struck by TRE train near Airport Freeway in Fort Worth

A man was struck and killed by a train near Beach Street and Texas 121 on Monday night.
A man was struck and killed by a train near Beach Street and Texas 121 on Monday night.

A pedestrian was killed Monday night when he was struck by a Trinity Railway Express train near North Beach Street and Texas 121, officials said.

Christopher Matuzek, 38, was hit by the train about 8:30 p.m., according to the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office.

The incident happened near North Beach Street, between East First Street and Texas 121.

Matuzek was walking on the train tracks and “apparently did not move away from the tracks as the train approached,” officer Daniel Segura, police spokesman, said in an email.

Matuzek was pronounced dead at the scene.

A Dallas Area Rapid Transit account tweeted that TRE customers would be delayed because of the accident.

A 35-year-old woman was fatally struck by a TRE train along the same line in November, near Haltom Road and Etsie Street. She was riding her bicycle and walking her dog when she fell onto the tracks, police said.

A woman who was riding her bicycle and walking her dog fell onto the train tracks near Haltom Road on Tuesday night just after 8 p.m.. She was struck by the commuter train and killed. Train passengers were transferred to a bus.

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