NEW ORLEANS — Police say one person is dead after being struck by a train in New Orleans' St. Claude neighborhood early Friday morning.

According to the New Orleans Police Department, officers responded to a traffic accident around 3:24 a.m. at Marais and Press streets. At the scene, officers found a pedestrian who had been struck by the train near the intersection.

Paramedics pronounced the pedestrian dead at the scene. The NOPD is investigating the incident as an "unclassified death."

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact NOPD detective Michael Baldassaro at 504-658-6215.

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