Mt. Vernon Register-News

June 8, 2013

Railway fatality


MT. VERNON — — A Mt. Vernon man is dead following a train-pedestrian accident late Saturday morning south of Bonnie.

According to Coroner Eddie Joe Marks, the man was fishing on a trestle at Atchison Creek when he was hit by a northbound Union Pacific freight train.

The accident happened around 11:30 a.m. The man has not been identified pending notification of next of kin.