Victim identified in tragic Longview train accident

Monday, November 12, 2012 - 10:57am

UPDATE (Monday, Nov 12): Authorities have identified the man killed in Saturday's tragic train accident in Longview.

Jon Thomas Klar, 40, of Longview, was found deceased on the tracks Saturday evening, after he fell under the train while trying to get off a train car.

Alcohol intoxication may have played a factor in this incident. The accident remains under investigation at this time.


ORIGINAL REPORT (Saturday, Nov 10): Longview police tell FOX 51 a man was killed after being hit by a train.

The accident happened around 6:30 Saturday night on the train tracks which run over Eastman road.

The scene is still under investigation, but officials say it appears the man was trying to get off the train while it was stopped, and fell onto the tracks. He was then hit.

They say his identity will not be released until family members can be notified.

Longview police are currently responding to a pedestrian accident involving a train.

The accident happen on Whaley Street and Eastman Road.

Details are limited at this time, but we will keep you updated on this story as soon as more information become available.

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