NEW ORLEANS – A man died Tuesday afternoon after he was hit by a train along the riverfront, authorities said.

The accident happened just before 2 p.m. near where St. Louis Street meets the Mississippi River.

The unidentified man’s body was found on a set of train tracks. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Officials told WWL-TV the train that hit the man did not stop.

The Orleans Parish coroner will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of death and identify the man.

Anyone with information about this fatality is asked to contact investigator Collin Munster at (504) 658-6209.

We will have more on this developing story on Eyewitness News at 5 p.m.