DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -

A man has died after being hit by a train in Des Moines.

The accident occurred about 9:10 p.m. Tuesday on the east side of the city.

Police Sgt. Richard Wallace says a witness told officers the man appeared to be running to beat the train before it crossed the 1900 block of East Grand Avenue.

Wallace didn't know whether the engineer saw the man.

The man's name hasn't been released.