An Elm Mott man is dead after being struck by a train Saturday night near Mesquite Tree Road.

Officials said around 10:00 p.m., 61-year-old John Ray Garner was attempting to cross the tracks to get to his home which was only a block away from where he was hit.

Sheriff Parnell McNamara said all train warning and protection signals were operating at the time of the incident.

It appeared to have been an accident, officials said.

The investigation is ongoing.