1 killed, 1 hurt in train accident on Kansas railroad bridge

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Authorities say a man was struck and killed by a train and a woman was hospitalized after she jumped off a bridge to avoid being hit.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the pedestrians were hit around 5:10 p.m. Tuesday on railroad tracks that run behind a private residence near 2nd and Tecumseh in Topeka.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says 21-year-old Christian Charay was struck and died at the scene. A 19-year-old woman jumped from the railroad bridge and was being treated at a local hospital.

Multiple agencies, including the Kansas Highway Patrol, Shawnee County Sheriff's Office and Shawnee Heights Fire Department were at the scene.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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