Livingston Police Positively Identify Man Who Was Struck and Killed by Train, LIVINGSTON, July 29, 2015 - The Livingston Police Department have positively identified the man that was struck and killed by a train shortly after midnight on July 28 on the west side of Livingston. The man has been identified as Jesse Clark Duncan, 75, of Missouri.
(Click on the press release from Livingston PD at right)
A Union Pacific train is stopped at West Street in Livingston shortly after midnight.
Elderly Man Struck and Killed by Train, LIVINGSTON, July 28, 2015 - Shortly after midnight on July 28, 2015, an elderly man (believed to be in his 70s) was struck and killed by a south-bound train in Livingston near West Street. The fatality actually happened further down the tracks from West Street and was directly behind the Polk County Sheriff's Office. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene. Deputies in the Sheriff's Office at the time of the collision said that they heard the passing train and heard a sudden very loud bang. Deputies drove around to West Street to find that the engineer had stopped the train. The deputies walked northward down the tracks to the spot where the elderly man was. The man had come to rest under the train in the middle of the tracks. Officers from the Livingston Police Department were dispatched including Jason Thomas, Sergeant Chad Ward, Detective Leon Middleton, Lieutenant Matt Parrish, and Chief Dennis Clifton. Justice of the Peace, Darrell Longino performed an inquest at the scene. A first-call car from Cochran Funeral Home transported the victim from the scene. The incident remains under investigation by the Livingston Police Department.
Sergeant Craig Taylor (left) and Corporal Javier Segura were at the Polk County Sheriff's Office and heard the impact.
Officer Adam Williford with Livingston Police Department assisted in the investigation. The victim's shoe is in the center bottom of the picture.
The victim came to rest directly under the train in the middle of the tracks.
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