Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Authorities have identified the Lawrence man who was struck and killed by a freight train.
Lawrence police said in a news release Wednesday that the victim was 51-year-old Jerry D. Claypool of Lawrence. Officers were called Tuesday afternoon to the scene in the Burcham Park area.
Police said the adult male was hit by a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train. Medical personnel pronounced him dead before he reached a hospital.
Police continue to work with officials from BNSF to investigate the collision.