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Man dies after being hit by train in Flagstaff

A train passes through Flagstaff.
Ryan Heinsius
A train passes through Flagstaff.

A 53-year-old Flagstaff man is dead after he was hit by a train Saturday.

Flagstaff police say Stacey Menold was struck by an eastbound train near Ponderosa Parkway and Route 66 shortly after 5:30 p.m. The railroad traffic control devices were activated at the time of the collision.

Officials offered a reminder that it is unlawful and unsafe for pedestrians to be on the railroad tracks except when safely utilizing a crossing.

The incident remains under investigation and anyone with additional information should contact the Flagstaff Police Department or Silent Witness.