Man hit & killed by light rail train on Sunday

The light rail train is back open after it was shut down when a man was hit and killed by the train on Sunday morning.

Phoenix Police say a man was hit and killed after he laid down on the tracks at 28th street and Washington at about 1:30am. About 15 passengers were on-board the train at the time of the accident. The light rail was shut down from 24th street to 38th streets along Washington while police investigated the deadly crash.

Valley Metro was using a shuttle bus to transport people across that stretch of the line. The light rail train resumed normal service at about 8am Sunday.

Phoenix Police say the man who was hit by the train has not been identified. They are trying to determine why he was laying down on the tracks.