CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A pedestrian who was hit by a train on the light rail in south Charlotte Saturday night has died.

The accident happened around 7:30 p.m. at South Boulevard and Clanton Road as the pedestrian tried to cross the tracks.

The victim was hit and was pinned under the train.

Our crew on the scene said the victim was freed, put in an ambulance and rushed to the hospital. The victim later died at the hospital.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said they suspect the pedestrian was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident.

The name of the victim has not been released at this time.