Norman police Lt. Chris Amason said the man was deceased by the time first responders arrived. He said the call came in at 10:29 a.m.
“He had injuries inconsistent with life,” Amason said. “He has been identified, but we're not releasing his name until we try to reach next of kin.”
Amason said the man did not appear to be a college student. He would only describe the man as a “white male.”
The train conductor had been interviewed by 12:30 p.m., Amason said, but the investigation is ongoing.
Police are withholding further details pending the outcome of the investigation, he said.
The man's body, which was partly concealed by high grass, could be seen lying about 10 yards west of the railroad tracks on the north side of Boyd. He appeared to be wearing a black shirt or jacket and white pants.
A young man on the east side of the railroad crossing appeared to be in the process of being interviewed by Norman investigators about 90 minutes after the emergency call came in.