Man dies after being hit by train in Henderson County

Published on Thursday, 26 June 2014 16:14 - Written by

BY FAITH HARPER, fharper@tylerpaper.com

One person died Thursday in Henderson County after being struck by a train.

Union Pacific Spokeswoman Elizabeth Hutchinson confirmed a male pedestrian was killed in Malakoff around 2:40 p.m., near Lane Street.

She said the train was headed to Laredo from Arkansas and carried 81 cars of various materials.

“Our thoughts was with everyone who was impacted by this tragedy,” Ms. Hutchinson said, adding support staff would be on hand to counsel the crew on the train.

She said trains can be quiet for their size and for residents should be safe and always assume a train is coming when near tracks.

Officials are still on scene, and phone calls to the Malakoff Police Department have not been returned.