Pedestrian killed by train in Shawnee Tuesday morning

A 31-year-old man was struck by an Amtrak train and killed early Tuesday in Shawnee.

Shawnee police said the incident occurred about 6:20 a.m. Tuesday near Clare Road and Railroad Avenue, in the western part of the city.

Police say that it appears to be a suicide, but officers are continuing to investigate.

The train’s crew reported that the man was standing on the tracks as the train approached. There were no other witnesses in the area, according to police.

Tony Rizzo: 816-234-4435, @trizzkc