Denison Police have released the name of a 28-year-old man who was killed Saturday night when he was struck by a train.
DPD Lt. Mike Eppler said the train was heading southbound with a load of coal near Spur 503 when the engineer noticed someone laying across the tracks. The engineer blew the horn and applied the train’s braking system, but the person never moved and the train did hit the person.
Eppler said an investigation revealed that the person on the track was Thomas Horn, who had left home near-by at around 10:39 p.m. after having an argument with his girlfriend.
Eppler said it was approximately nine minutes between the time that Horn is believed to have left the home and the time that the engineer noticed someone on the track. Eppler said the investigation is ongoing but it is unclear what caused Horn to be on the track and why he didn’t respond to the train’s horn.