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KINGMAN, Ariz. -- Authorities in northwestern Arizona say an elderly homeless man is dead after getting hit by a train in Kingman.

Kingman police say the 74-year-old man apparently was trying to walk across the tracks when he fell into the path of the train about 1 a.m. Thursday.

They say alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the fatal accident.

Police say the name of the man is being withheld until his family is notified.

They say the man is believed to have been homeless in the Kingman area for the past several weeks.

Associated Press,

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