A train traveling near Pacific Street in Indio, about 4 miles northeast of the music festival, hit 23-year-old Jannik Andersen just after 3 a.m. Saturday, according to Riverside County Coroner's Office. He was later declared dead.
Officials at the coroner's office told the DailyCamera it was too early to tell whether drugs or alcohol played a role in Andersen's death.
Police in Indio were working with Union Pacific Railroad Police to investigate Andersen's death.
Andersen had been a student at University of Colorado after graduating from Torrey Pines High School in 2009. His friends told FOX 5 he traveled from Colorado to Coachella to attend the festival.
The popular two-weekend music festival draws around 90,000 fans to the California desert.
Friends of Andersen said they were making plans to travel to San Diego for his funeral, planned for this weekend.