A man was killed early Saturday in Franklin County when he was struck by a freight train on the Union Pacific Railroad tracks west of Pacific, authorities said.

The man was identified as 32-year-old Robert Kallmbah of Pacific.

The sheriff's office reported that the train engineer said he came upon the man sitting on the railroad tracks and sounded the warning whistle but the man did not move and the engineer could not stop in time.

A Union Pacific spokesman said the incident occurred at 4:28 a.m. Saturday. The train was an intermodal train carrying containers or trailers on flat cars and was going from Dupo, Ill., to Long Beach, Calif. The train was released to continue at 8:30 a.m.

Union Pacific offered the train crew PEER Support - a consoling program, the spokesman said.