Police identify Texas man killed by train in Fargo

"There were no signs of foul play in relation to this incident," Fargo police said in a statement.

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FARGO — Authorities have identified a Texas man who was struck and killed by a freight train last week in downtown Fargo.

The victim was 35-year-old Matthew Caleb Scott, according to the Fargo Police Department.

At about 12:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23, Fargo police were dispatched to the train tracks in the 400 block of Broadway North after receiving a call from BNSF about a possible train-pedestrian collision.

Officers discovered that a train had hit Scott and that he was deceased, police said.

Police determined that a potential witness had called BNSF directly to report the collision. BNSF stopped their train and alerted the Fargo Police Department, police said.


"There were no signs of foul play in relation to this incident," city police said in a statement.

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