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Kilgore police identify victim in train collision

Police investigate a fatal train wreck involving a pedestrian in Kilgore. (Source: KLTV) Police investigate a fatal train wreck involving a pedestrian in Kilgore. (Source: KLTV)
KILGORE, TX (KLTV) -

Kilgore police have identified a pedestrian who was struck and killed by a train Sunday evening.

The man has been identified as Nathan Owens, 38, of Kilgore. Monday morning the department released a statement on the crash.

"On Sunday, 07-01-2018 at about 5:00 PM Kilgore Police responded to the railroad tracks between the Lantrip Street Crossing and the State Highway 42 Overpass due to a report of a person struck by a train. Police searched the track area and soon located a deceased male just to the North of the tracks in some brush.

Union Pacific train personnel reported the train was traveling east when they observed a person walking on the tracks. The person was facing away from the train also traveling east. The train conductor sounded the horn four to five times in an attempt to warn the person to leave the tracks. The person never acknowledges the horn in any way.

The person struck was identified as Jeremy Nathan Owens, 38 years of age, of Kilgore, Tx. Gregg County Justice of the Peace Talyna Carlson responded to the scene. She pronounced the time of death of 5:04 PM. An autopsy was ordered.

RELATED: Man dies after being struck by train in Kilgore

The accident is still under investigation. Anyone with information related to this case should contact Detective Lynn Newbill at 903-218-6907. Refer to case number 1807-0035."

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