Pedestrian Fatally Hit by Train at Walnut Street Crossing in Grand Island

Grand Island, Nebraska (October 25, 2019) – A pedestrian was fatally hit by a Union Pacific Railroad train Friday morning in Grand Island, a local news source reported.

The accident happened at about 10:29 a.m. at the Walnut Street crossing.

Police said a male pedestrian was hit by a Union Pacific Railroad train at the crossing.

The pedestrian was declared dead at the scene. His name has not been disclosed.

No other details regarding the accident were available.

An investigation is underway.

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1.       In most cases, it is very important to immediately begin securing evidence, including by not limited to photos of skid marks, photos of property damage, witness statements, the actual vehicle or other property involved in the incident, and other critical evidence before it disappears or is altered. 

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