KILEEN, TEXAS (April 6, 2017) – A 21 year old man was hit by a train and killed near 38th Street in Kileen on Thursday, according to a local news source. (map)
The accident happened around 4:50 pm near South 38th Street and Young Drive. 21 year old Devin Dewayne Newman was struck by a westbound train for an unknown reason. The conductor reportedly blew his horn several times but Devin did not move from the tracks.
Devin Dewayne Newman was tragically declared dead at the scene. The investigation is ongoing to determine cause and liability. This is the second fatal pedestrian accident involving a train in Texas in the last three weeks. On March 22nd, 16 year old Alexander Stout was struck by a train and killed in Copperas Cove, Texas. That investigation is still ongoing as well.
“Almost one death or injury per day occurs on the rail system in the United States. Many of these tragic deaths are avoidable, the rail system is antiquated and needs a complete overhaul to ensure the safety of pedestrians, drivers, and train passengers,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm.
We at Lexton Law Firm extend our sincerest sympathies to the family of the victim in this tragic accident. We are so sorry for your loss. While we do handle personal injury cases, we write these blogs as an informative measure, to alert families that they may have a wrongful death claim. Choosing an attorney is a personal decision, and one we respect entirely. We would like the opportunity to help you through this difficult time. With decades of experience in the field of accidents, we are prepared to handle everything for you so that you do not have to worry about anything during this time of mourning. Gathering police and coroner’s reports, talking with insurance companies, and filing claims on your behalf are just some of the duties we would like to take off your shoulders. If you are interested, please call us today at (877) 541-2111. We are here to help you.