Police identify man killed after being struck by train in Waterford

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WATERFORD, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Waterford Police say that a Waterford man was struck and killed early Saturday morning by a Canadian Pacific Railway train.

Richard Nelson, Jr., 22, was hit around 4:45 a.m. Saturday, officials said.

Police say the incident took place at the intersection of Clifton Street and 1st Avenue. Multiple agencies were on scene, including the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office as well as Waterford Police and fire departments.

Nearby neighbors were shocked at the scene of police investigating the incident. The train was stopped for several hours blocking side streets and intersections through Cohoes.

Officials say the investigation is ongoing.

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