HARRISON COUNTY, Texas (KTAL/KSHV) – A pedestrian was killed Saturday after they were struck by a train while walking near the tracks.
According to the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office, Union Pacific called Saturday to report the situation around 1:00 p.m. Officials at Union Pacific say a person was walking with a bike by Timberbrook Rd. and County Rd. 3422 near a railroad crossing in Longview when they were struck by the train.
Deputies and EMS found Joshua Derrick Laferney, 40, of Irving, Texas deceased when they arrived at the scene. Union Pacific officials say all personnel were cleared from the scene by 3:00 p.m.
The HCSO says it appears to be a tragic accident and is continuing to investigate the situation.