1 dead in train-pedestrian collision near Shallowater

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The Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office and BNSF Railroad Company responded to reports of a train fatally hitting a pedestrian near Shallowater Wednesday night./Nexstar staff]

LUBBOCK COUNTY, Texas– One person is dead after a train struck a pedestrian Wednesday night near Shallowater, according to the BNSF Railroad Company.

Just before 10:00 p.m., the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office responded to Farm to Market Road 179 and Spur 388 for reports of a train carrying mixed freight that struck a trespasser, BNSF said.

“We are saddened to say that the individual was fatally injured,” BNSF External Corporate Communications Manager Ben Wilemon said.

Wilemon said there were no other injuries involved.

The case remained under investigation by the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office.

After this story was published, officials provided an update and said, having investigated further, they determined that the victim intended self-harm by getting into the path of the train.

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