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Pedestrian killed by train near McFarland

MCFARLAND, Wis. - A 63-year-old Madison area man was killed by a train near McFarland early Thursday morning, according to McFarland police.

Police were called to the area of Taylor Road and Ridge Road at 12:02 a.m. for a report of a person who had been hit by a train. Emergency responders found the man dead.

The police department said the preliminary investigation suggests the death was a suicide. The man was on a part of the tracks that was not near a crossing for pedestrians or vehicles.

Police do not suspect foul play.

The identity of the man is being withheld pending the notification of family members.

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