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News : Man Killed At Railroad Tracks In St. Joseph
Posted by Randy on 2013/11/18 5:20:00 (752 reads) News by the same author

St. Joseph, MO (AP)-An unknown white male pedestrian died Saturday morning after he was struck by a southbound freight train on the southern edge of St. Joseph.

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The fatal accident occurred about a block south of Alabama Street, just west of the intersection of U.S. Highway 59 and West Valley Street.

An emergency radio operator dispatched units from the St. Joseph police and fire departments to the scene because the original report suggested it might be a fatal car wreck.

The man was first seen in the area at about 5:50 a.m. Saturday.

“He seemed disoriented and staggered across the lot,” said Andrea Frump, a clerk at Culver’s Cenex fueling station and convenience store. “I was afraid he’d be hit be a vehicle crossing the highway.”

The store’s video cameras recorded the man crossing the store lot.

This is an ongoing investigation and the individual hasn’t been identified, said Sgt. Keith Dudley, at the scene.

At the time of the accident, it was windy and sprinkling. Police didn’t know if the man might have slipped in his attempt to cross the tracks.

Emergency personnel covered the body, which lay beside the BNSF main line awaiting release by medical personnel.

A rather long BNSF freight train stopped on the tracks and blocked the Alabama Street and U.S. Highway 59 intersection for more than an hour Saturday morning, forcing traffic to detour.

Later Saturday night, police said few new details were available in the case. The cause of the man’s death remained under investigation.

Detective Richard Shelton said police are asking the public for assistance in identifying the man. He said the man had brown hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing a black coat, a plaid shirt, camouflage pants and white tennis shoes.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Detective Shelton at (816) 271-4777.

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