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APD investigating train accident, suspicious death

ALBANY — A pedestrian being injured by a train and the discovery of a body that has prompted a death investigation was among the activity the Albany Police Department was still investigating Monday, reports show.

Phyllis Banks, spokeswoman for the Albany Police Department, said that Kyle Carter, 51, was injured on the 200 block of Roosevelt Avenue as he was attempting to cross the train tracks Sunday evening.

Banks said witnesses reported that Carter was attempting to cross the tracks just after 10 p.m. between two parked train cars. Initial reports indicate that Carter may have gotten trapped as the train began moving again.

He was transported to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital with what Banks described as a serious injury to his leg and foot. A hospital spokeswoman said Carter was in fair condition Monday afternoon, indicating his vital signs were stable and that he was conscious.

The APD traffic unit was called in to further investigate the incident, which was labeled on the initial report as a criminal trespass.

Meanwhile, an investigation was still ongoing Monday regarding the discovery of a body in the downtown Albany area.

Banks said that a concerned citizen led police to 405 N. Jackson St. at 4:10 p.m. Sunday after he noticed a foul odor in the area. Authorities entered the building and found “a badly decomposed body.” Officials were still working Monday to confirm the identity of the victim, described by police as a 48-year-old male, as well as notify next of kin.

Police have described the case as a suspicious death investigation.