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Man hit by train near Rathdrum

RATHDRUM, Idaho - The Rathdrum Police Department is looking for information after a man was struck by a train early Monday morning.  Around 5 a.m. the Rathdrum Police Department was dispatched to the report of a body laying next to the railroad tracks near the Mill St. crossing.  The call came from railroad personnel of  a passing train.  When officers arrived they found 28-year-old Henderson Wallen of Rathdrum lying on the ground with severe injuries to his back and head.  Wallen told officers at the scene that a train struck him.  Wallen was transported to the Kootenai Medical Center for his injuries.

Detectives attempted to interview Wallen at the Hospital, but due to his medical condition he was unable to give any further details.  Detectives are working with the railroad companies to obtain any video that could help their investigation.  Detectives are also asking that if anyone saw Wallen Sunday night or early Monday morning to contact the Rathdrum Police Department.

Police say alcohol may have been a factor in this incident.

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