25-Oct-2019 / GIPD
Grand Island, Neb. –The Grand Island Police Department is investigating a pedestrian fatality involving a Union Pacific Railroad train at the Walnut St. crossing in Grand Island.
Officers responded to UPRR Walnut St. crossing at 10:29 am this morning for a pedestrian struck by a train. GIPD and GIFD arrived and found a deceased male to the east of this crossing. Identification was located on the male and the police department is still working the investigation and notifying next of kin.
The UPRR will be working on moving the train once their protocols are met and the train can be safely moved. The investigation on their end continues. At this time, the following railroad crossings through Grand Island are closed:
There is heavy vehicle congestion trying to get through the Eddy St. underpass with traffic backed up for several blocks in all directions. Drivers should find alternate routes until the
railroad is able to move the train. There will be no more information released until Monday Oct. 28 th pending positive identification of the victim and next of kin notification.
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