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Houston Cyclist Killed by Union Pacific Freight Train

(Montgomery County, Texas – January 6, 2021)

A local man was killed while riding his bike early Wednesday morning in the outskirts of Houston, Texas. The bicyclist was struck by a Union Pacific freight train along the railroad tracks near Old Humble Road and Aldine Bender shortly before 8:30 a.m.

According to reports, the train crew was unaware it had even hit the bicyclist for several miles. As a result, it is unclear if the train ever blew their horn or rung the pedestrian bell to provide warning to the bicyclist prior to the collision.

The victim was pronounced deceased by Montgomery County Sheriff’s officials. Officials have yet to release the victim’s name. Deputies are reviving the locomotive video on the train to investigate what occurred prior impact.

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