DEBARY — Sanford Police have confirmed that a SunRail train struck and killed a man last night, which caused delays to the train service this morning.
Officers originally said a freight train ran over the man late Thursday night.
The man's name still hasn't been released.
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SunRail conductors are currently being interviewed by investigators.
Police have video of the incident, but it's not being released.
An investigating is ongoing.
"This is an active investigation and we are cooperating with Sanford Police," SunRain spokesman Steve Olson said in an email.
A freight-train conductor discovered the body at 5 a.m., contacted authorities and waited for first responders to arrive, said Shannon Cordingly, spokeswoman for Sanford Police.
According to Cordingly, a SunRail train hit the man about 10 p.m. Thursday.
SunRail suspended its service Friday morning.
The service resumed at 7:30 a.m. with a train out of DeBary.
SunRail is expected to run a "regular schedule" today, Olson said.
Service was suspended for more than an hour because of the discovery of the body near the Sanford station, which is near State Road 46 and First Street.
The body was found on the southbound track at First Street and Riverview Avenue.
The discovery prompted a heavy police presence.
Caution tape was stretched across the tracks.
Southbound trains are running slower than normal — about 20 to 30 minutes behind — because of the investigation.
Northbound trains are running on time.
Travel plans disrupted
This morning's service suspension disrupted travel plans for scores of would-be SunRail users.