Jefferson County man hit by train while walking on tracks

Jefferson County man hit by train while walking on tracks

Jefferson County man hit by train while walking on tracks

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on April 13, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Updated Monday, Apr 14 at 5:00 AM

(KMOV) -- A DeSoto, Mo. man was hit by a Union Pacific train Sunday afternoon.

Police say Ryan L. Sebastian, 31, was walking northbound on the Union Pacific Line about one mile south of Highway N when he was spotted by the conductor of traveling south on the same tracks.

The conductor applied the brakes and sounded the horn and bell, but Sebastian did not hear and was struck by the train. 

Sebastian was airlifted to Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur. His condition was unknown.

Police are investigating what led to the incident.

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