- Associated Press - Friday, May 9, 2014

INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (AP) - Officials have released more information about a man who was fatally struck by a train just outside the northeast Iowa city of Independence.

The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office says 40-year-old Thomas Lee Davis was hit Thursday night by a Canadian National Railway train near the Wapsipinicon (wahp-sih-PIH’-nih-kahn) River. Train operators told authorities they observed a man lying on the railroad tracks prior to the accident.

Waterloo television station KWWL reports (https://bit.ly/1svO1HN ) the operators applied emergency brakes, but could not stop the train.

Authorities do not suspect foul play. Davis’ body has been sent to the state medical examiner’s office in Ankeny.

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Information from: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, https://www.wcfcourier.com

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