Man struck, killed by train

May 05, 2006|by DAVE McMILLION


A 55-year-old Ranson man was killed Wednesday night when he was struck by a Norfolk and Southern train off Moffett's Way, Ranson Police Chief Bill Roper said Thursday.

Larry Legg of 1502 N. Mildred St. was struck about 11:10 p.m. and was found over an embankment about 15 yards from the tracks, Roper said.

Police believe Legg was walking to his house about two blocks away when he was struck in an area behind Slow Poke Tattoos along North Mildred Street, Roper said.


Roper said the train's engineer saw something on the tracks and blew the train's whistle. The crew could not get the train stopped in time, Roper said.

Roper said he does not know how fast the train was traveling.

Legg was pronounced dead at the scene, Roper said.

Roper said he believed Legg worked in the construction business and had not lived long in Ranson. Legg was from Ohio, Roper said.

Roper said people periodically cross the tracks in the area where Legg was struck. A man was killed by a passing train in the area about 10 years ago, Roper said.

There is a designated area in front of a 7-Eleven store where people should cross the tracks, Roper said.

The designated area provides a level place to cross the tracks and visibility is better at the crossing than in other areas, Roper said.

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