Pedestrian Killed in Apparent Train AccidentFeatured Stories, News Monday, August 20th, 2012
Bryan police are investigating the death of a man hit by a northbound train near Finfeather and Villa Maria Monday morning.
Foul play is not suspected, but investigators are trying to figure what the man was doing on the tracks in the first place. Identification of the black male is pending notification of family.
The accident caused traffic delays during the morning commute because the train blocked the crossing on F&B near Wellborn Road.
Police were initially notified shortly before four a-m by Union Pacific officials after personnel realized the train had hit the victim.
Original information from Bryan PD:
On Monday, August 20, 2012, at 3:56 am, the Bryan Police Department responded to a major accident call on the railroad tracks near the intersection of 3200 Finfeather Rd. and W. Villa Maria Rd. Union Pacific railroad notified Brazos County 911 that a male had been hit by a passing train headed northbound on the tracks. The Criminal Investigation Division, the Crime Scene Unit, and Union Pacific Police also responded to the scene to investigate.
The black male was pronounced deceased on scene by Justice of the Peace Vera Lara-Hooge. An autopsy has been ordered. No one else was hurt during the accident. The intersection of F&B Road and Wellborn Rd. is closed due to the stopped train that was involved in the accident. The deceased’s name will be released pending next of kin notification.
The investigation is still ongoing. If anyone has any information about the incident, please contact the Bryan Police Department at 979-209-5300 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 979-775-TIPS.
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