Pedestrian Dies After Being Struck By Train In Benson

BENSON – A pedestrian was struck and killed by an Amtrak passenger train this morning (Wednesday).  The accident was reported at 1:51am at the East Parrish Drive crossing in the Benson city limits.

Police Chief Greg Percy said responding officers located a male victim deceased next to the tracks.  The victim has been identified however his name is being withheld pending notification of next-of-kin.

The investigation is still ongoing but there is no evidence of foul play. The scene was cleared around 4:00am and the tracks were reopened.