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Coroner to investigate after Coast man killed by train

A man wearing a dressing gown, a leather hat and glasses was struck by a train and killed at Mooloolah Valley on Thursday night.
A man wearing a dressing gown, a leather hat and glasses was struck by a train and killed at Mooloolah Valley on Thursday night. Patrick Woods

MONDAY 11.15AM: The case of a man who was hit and killed by a train on the Sunshine Coast last week is expected to be handed over to a coroner shortly.

The man was struck on Mooloolah Valley Station's Bray St level crossing at 11.30pm last Thursday and died at the scene.

It's understood his family has been informed.

Police are preparing a report for the coroner who will then undertake a coronial investigation to determine the circumstances of the incident.

No further details are known about the incident at this time. 

FRIDAY 2PM: Queensland Rail have offered its condolences to the family and loved ones of a man killed by a train on the Sunshine Coast last night. 

Family of the man, who was struck at 11.30pm at the Mooloolah Railway Station, are expected to be notified later today. 

QR's Chief Executive Officer Nick Easy said the train service, which was the last of the evening, was immediately suspended after the incident with passengers evacuated and provided with alternate transport. 

He advised the line was reopened overnight with no impact to this morning's services. 

Crew who were working on the train at the time will be offered support services according to Mr Easy. 

"Our thoughts are also with our train crew," he said.

"Traumatic incidents can unfortunately be a sad reality for train crew on our network, who we support in every way possible, which includes providing access to counselling." 

Police are expected to release the circumstances of the incident tomorrow. 

EARLIER 12.30PM: The family of a man who was struck and killed by a train on the Sunshine Coast last night are expected to be delivered the devastating news later today. 

Police have identified the man who was hit at 11.30pm at the Mooloolah Railway Station on the Bray Road level crossing and died at the scene. 

The circumstances of the incident are expected to be released tomorrow. 

More to come. 

EARLIER 10AM: Police are working to identify a man struck and killed by a train on the Sunshine Coast last night. 

The man was hit at Mooloolah Railway Station on the Bray Road level crossing at 11.30pm and died at the scene. 

He was wearing a dressing gown, a leather hat and glasses at the time. 

Police are expected to know the identity of the man later this morning and will then begin to notify family. 

Any witnesses who may have seen the man in the area prior to the time of the incident are urged to contact police.

Queensland Rail have been approached for comment. 

More to come. 

INITIAL REPORT 7AM: A  man has been killed by a train on the Sunshine Coast.

Police, fire crews, and paramedics were called to Mooloolah Railway Station at 11.30pm last night after grave reports that a man had been hit by a train.

The man was struck by the train at the Bray Road level crossing, approximately 400 metres north of the station.

The train was travelling towards Nambour at the time.

A police statement said that the man was wearing a dressing gown, a leather hat and glasses when he was struck and killed.

Paramedics assessed the man, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Forensic Crash Unit and Scenes of Crime attended and secured the fatal scene.

Police are currently working to determine the man's identity.

Any witnesses who may have seen the man in the area prior to the time of the incident are urged to contact police.

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