Police have identified the man who was struck and killed by a train in Newark on Monday morning.

Steven Yamazaki, 28, of Newark, was struck around 7:40 a.m. on the CSX tracks in the area of Madison Drive, according to Lt. Andrew Rubin, a spokesman for the Newark Police Department.

The incident was reported by CSX.

“They saw him on the tracks and knew they struck him,” Rubin said.

Detectives are still trying to determine why Yamazaki was on the tracks but don’t believe there was foul play, Rubin said.

Police warned that no one should walk along train tracks, but Rubin said the tracks are easily accessible in the area where Yamazaki was struck.

“You can get on the tracks pretty easily. In some areas, there’s not even fences,” he said.

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Regarding the last sentence in the article, there is no need for a fence. People are going to do whatever they wish to do. He is not the first, nor will he be the last.

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