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Archive for Monday, September 17, 2012

Pedestrian struck and killed by train in east Lawrence

September 17, 2012, 12:19 p.m. Updated September 17, 2012, 9:04 p.m.

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Police cars mark the scene where a pedestrian was killed after being struck by a train Monday, Sept. 17, 2012. A person was hit by a freight train near the Santa Fe Depot.

Police cars mark the scene where a pedestrian was killed after being struck by a train Monday, Sept. 17, 2012. A person was hit by a freight train near the Santa Fe Depot.

Pedestrian struck and killed by train

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a train Monday morning in east Lawrence, said Lawrence Police Sgt. Trent McKinley. Railroad workers called the incident in at around 11:10 a.m. Police secured an area near the Santa Fe railroad station on Seventh and New York streets, and were investigating along with BSNF staff. Enlarge video

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a train Monday morning in East Lawrence, Lawrence Police Sgt. Trent McKinley said.

Railroad workers called the incident in about 11:10 a.m.

McKinley said officials were not sure exactly where the accident occurred, but the body was discovered just west of the Santa Fe Railroad station at Seventh and New York streets.

About 2:45 p.m., the train was unhitched near the accident site. Andy Williams, a spokesman with Burlington Northern Santa Fe, had said they were awaiting notification from police before operating on the railroad. The tracks were cleared and trains resumed operating Monday evening. The train, which was carrying 55 cars and heading west toward Topeka, was not damaged, Williams said.

Police has no information to release about the victim or the circumstances surrounding the incident Monday night.

Check LJWorld.com for updates.

Comments

Liberal 1 year, 12 months ago

Why does it seem as if these pedestrian accidents with trains always happens down around the depot.?

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chootspa 1 year, 12 months ago

Because that's one of the few places with pedestrian access to the tracks.

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Tanner Stumbaugh 1 year, 12 months ago

That's just plain sad no matter who it was or how old they were it's just plain sad.

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