Fire officials: Intersection shut down after man killed by light rail

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(SOURCE: 3TV/CBS 5) (SOURCE: 3TV/CBS 5)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

Firefighters shut down an intersection near north Phoenix Thursday night after a man was killed by the light rail, fire officials said.

The incident occurred around 7:30 p.m. near 19th and Dunlap avenues, according to the Phoenix Fire Department.

Witnesses said a man lay across the tracks and was struck by the light rail.

Motorists were advised to avoid the area as the scene was under investigation.

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