Deputies seek help to identify pedestrian hit, killed by train in DeWitt
DEWITT, Iowa (KWQC) - A train vs. pedestrian incident in DeWitt, Iowa is under investigation, deputies say.
According to the Clinton County Sheriff, a train hit a pedestrian. It happened around 9 a.m. Sunday at the railroad crossing on 330th Avenue, about 200 yards south of Highway 30.
Deputies said they found a man had been hit by a Union Pacific train travelling westbound through Clinton County. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The railroad crossing, along with 330th Avenue, were both closed for approximately four hours, until the on-scene investigation concluded, deputies said.
The identity of the man killed is still under investigation. Deputies said they were not able to locate any form of identification on the man and are seeking information from anyone who may have knowledge or talked to an adult man who was in the area of Malone Lake, or dropped off in the area of Malone Lake, on or about Oct. 1.
Deputies said the investigation in ongoing by the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office, Iowa State Patrol, Clinton County Medical Examiner’s Office, and the Union Pacific Railroad.
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