St. Joseph man dies after being dragged by train

Monday, January 25, 2010 | 9:27 a.m. CST

ST. JOSEPH — The Missouri State Highway Patrol said a St. Joseph man died after being dragged nearly six miles by a train.

The patrol said 57-year-old Eric Lindsey apparently climbed between two tanker cars on a Union Pacific Railroad train about six miles south of St. Joseph on Sunday when the train began to move.

The patrol said the movement caused Lindsey to fall and become caught in the couplings between the two train cars. He was dragged nearly six miles before a warning alarm alerted the train crew, which stopped the train and found his body.

The patrol said it is not believed that Lindsey was trying to ride the train.


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