Killeen police ID pedestrian hit and killed by train

Police confirmed one male victim was killed by a train in Killeen late Thursday afternoon.

KILLEEN - UPDATE: Per Killeen Pd, The victim has been identified as 21-year-old Devin Dewayne Newman of Killeen.

Officials said an investigation found that the train was traveling westbound near 38th Street, when the conductor  noticed Newman on the tracks.

The conductor blew the horn several times at Newman. However, he did not move and the train struck him. 

The case is still under investigation. 

Original Story

A pedestrian was hit and killed by a train in Killeen late Thursday afternoon, police confirmed.

It happened near the area of W S Young Drive and 38th Street.

Police were first dispatched to the scene at 4:51 p.m. And Justice of the Peace Bill Cook pronounced the male victim dead at 5:38 p.m.

Initial reports suggest the pedestrian was walking on the tracks and didn't hear the horn when the conductor sounded it, police said.

The crash comes just two weeks after 16-year-old Alexander David Stout was struck and killed by a mixed-freight train near Copperas Cove High School. Stout's funeral was held last Saturday.

 

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