LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Dona Ana County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the death of a man believed to have accidentally jumped from a moving train.
They say it appears the 26-year-old man died from blunt force trauma to the head, likely from a rock.
Detectives believe he tried to jump from the train and misjudged the landing.
The name of the man hasn’t been released yet. Authorities think he’s from central Texas or Louisiana.
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A BNSF Railway employee reportedly saw the body and notified authorities.
The body was found last Thursday near the railroad tracks, approximately 12 miles (19.31 kilometers) northwest of Interstate 10.