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Update in Train Fatality at 1st & Muskingum

Post Date:11/10/2017 1:18 PM

DATE: November 10, 2017
TYPE OF INCIDENT: Train Fatality
DATE/TIME REPORTED: November 9, 2017 at approximately 1643 hours
LOCATION: 1st & Muskingum

The decedent has been identified as Joseph Ali Urquidez, 25 years of age, of Odessa. Next of kin have been notified and the investigation continues.

SUMMARY FROM 11-9-17: 

One man is dead following a train crash that occurred this afternoon in Central Odessa.

On November 9, 2017 at approximately 1643 hours, Odessa Police responded to 1st and Muskingum in reference to a Train-Pedestrian crash.

Investigation revealed that a male subject, approximately 40-60 years of age, was struck and killed by a Union Pacific train while walking on the train tracks.

No foul play is suspected at this time. The decedent’s name will be released once he has been identified and after next of kin have been notified.

The investigation continues.

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