DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – Police are the death of a man found on the tracks of the downtown Detroit People Mover has been ruled accidental.
The body of 53-year-old Michael White was lying on the tracks near the Times Square station on Grand River Ave. just after 9 p.m. Sunday, causing the transit system to be shut down.READ MORE: MSP: Pursuit Of Stolen Vehicle With Murder Suspect Ends In Crash On I-275 In Livonia
City spokesman John Roach said it’s still not clear what led to the man being in the pathway of the train, but witnesses said he was seen stumbling on the platform prior to the incident. He fell between two cars of the stopped train and was then dragged when it resumed moving.
The Wayne County found that White died from multiple injuries. Toxicology results are pending.READ MORE: Water Testing Shows No Detection Of Hexavalent Chromium After Spill
The People Mover remained closed as crews were inspecting tracks and the rail cars, but Roach said there were no mechanical problems or operational issues found.
The train reopened late Monday afternoon.MORE NEWS: Jury Selection Begins In 2nd Trial In Whitmer Kidnap Plot
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