Man hit, killed by equipment on railroad track in Pevely, MO - KMOV.com

Man hit, killed by equipment on railroad track in Pevely, MO

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By Lakisha Jackson By Lakisha Jackson
By Lakisha Jackson By Lakisha Jackson
By Lakisha Jackson By Lakisha Jackson

(KMOV)-- A man is dead after being struck by a piece of maintenance equipment on a railroad track in Pevely, Missouri.

This happened around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday on the tracks near Highway Z and Weier Road, just to the west of Interstate 55.

Authorities said the equipment hit the 37-year-old man while he was walking along the tracks. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The equipment only travels about 25 MPH but can't stop too easily. A witness told police the driver honked 25-30 times but the man didn't move, he just kept meandering down the middle of the tracks. 

Railroad police said they smelled alcohol on the victim.

The victim was a transient from Pennsylvania who was staying in Pevely for about 6 weeks at the Mission shelter. A man who volunteers at the shelter says the victim's name is Matthew and he's incredibly hard of hearing.
 

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