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Man dies on railroad tracks in Leeds, collision with train not cause of death, authorities say

LEEDS, N.D.--Law enforcement officers are investigating the death of a Leeds man whose body was found Saturday on railroad tracks. The North Dakota Highway Patrol and Benson County Sheriff's Department responded at 11:35 a.m. to a report of a tra...

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LEEDS, N.D.-Law enforcement officers are investigating the death of a Leeds man whose body was found Saturday on railroad tracks.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol and Benson County Sheriff's Department responded at 11:35 a.m. to a report of a train hitting a pedestrian in Leeds. BNSF Railway employees told officers they saw what they believed was a body on the tracks.

Officers determined the 55-year-old man died on the railroad tracks, but not due to being struck by a train, according to a news release. The death is under investigation but no foul play is expected.

Officers did not release the name of the man and no further details were immediately available Saturday.

The North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation, and the Benson County Coroner also responded to the scene.

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