A Pike County man is dead after he was struck by a train on Saturday.  The Missouri Highway Patrol says the fatality happened around 1:40  Saturday morning near the intersection of 9th and Maryland Streets in Louisiana. Troopers say 72-year-old old Emilio Cortez was apparently lying on the railroad tracks when he was struck by a Kansas City Southern locomotive.

Pike County Coroner Jim Turner pronounced Cortez dead at the scene just after 2:30 a.m.